NAMEPA’s Annual Safety at Sea Seminar and AMVER Reception being held on National Maritime Day

The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the lineup for this year’s “Safety at Sea” seminar being held on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington DC beginning at 1330hrs for registration.  The seminar will be followed by the United States Coast Guard AMVER Awards Reception, and 60th Anniversary Recognition.

“This year brings many new regulations and a renewed focus on safety while at sea”, stated Hughes. “Never has the topic of safety been such an important issue for the maritime industry amidst a myriad of other industry changes. NAMEPA’s goal for this event is to assess the industry’s responsibilities and how best to deliver on them.”

The American Salvage Association Hosts Salvage and Emergency Response Training for State and Local Authorities in Houston-Galveston

Over 40 United States Coast Guard, State of Texas, maritime industry and local emergency responders attended the American Salvage Association’s (“ASA”) Marine Salvage and Emergency Response training course last month in the Houston-Galveston area presented by the ASA Training Committee.

 

Designed to train students on how to coordinate proactive marine casualty response operations, this two-day program exposed students to a wide variety of course modules led by ASA members and industry experts in salvage law, naval architecture, commercial diving, environmental policy, and emergency response operations.

U.S. Salvors Successfully Pass Every Coast Guard Verification To-Date

On April 18th, Rear Admiral Anthony “Jack” Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative. According to the report, the Coast Guard has conducted 58 scenario-based SMFF verifications within the last year across 19 different Captain of the Port Zones, with 16 different vessel owners and operators. To date, all results have been found to be satisfactory and reflect compliance with the Coast Guard’s Salvage and Marine Firefighting regulations.

Foremost Founder Dr. James Chao to Receive Lloyd’s List Americas Lifetime Achievement Award: Houston Event Recognizes a Legacy of Shipping and Philanthropy

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

The computer-based training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment

NAMEPA, Liberian Registry and ProSea launch environmental training program

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

The computer-based training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment

NAMEPA Celebrates 10 years of efforts to “Save our Seas”

September 25, 2017Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced the celebration of NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary to be held on October 26th aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 in New York.  There will be an all-day conference entitled “Back to the Future in Maritime” followed by an Awards Dinner recognizing the achievements of maritime entities to “Save Our Seas” as well as students who won the joint American Salvage Association/NAMEPA Science Fair.

Winners Announced for 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards

Scorpio Group, Cargill, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to receive NAMEPA 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards at its 10th Anniversary Celebration

Clay Maitland, T&T Salvage; Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP/OAS); Delphinus “Festival of the Seas- Mexican Caribbean”; Regional Activity Center/Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center- Wider Caribbean Region (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe); Cal Maritime; Liberian Registry (LISCR) and Prevention at Sea; MARPOL Training Institute; and Dr. Alan Mearns also recognized

Clay Maitland to Receive NAMEPA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Normally an industry notable is recognized for his or her achievements as they end their careers.  Not so with Clay Maitland who plans to continue working long into the 21st century!

“Clay is one of the finest examples in our industry of a successful businessman who expends nearly as much energy on philanthropy,” observed NAMEPA Chairman Joseph Hughes.  “It is fitting that he be recognized, especially with NAMEPA celebrating its 10th Anniversary”.  Previous winners include Chris Koch of the World Shipping Council, Nicky Pappadakis of INTERCARGO, Torben Skaanild of BIMCO and Joe Cox of the Chamber of Shipping of America.

NAMEPA Launches BERMEPA Chapter in Bermuda

NAMEPA Launches BERMEPA Chapter in Bermuda

Paul Scope, President, who conceived of the idea over two years ago hopes that BERMEPA will serve as a consolidator for marine environment actions in Bermuda, “…we are excited to introduce an industry driven umbrella organisation for engaging regulators, governments, conservation groups, educators.  We look forward to forming strategic alliances with existing institutions in the marine environment protection space and encouraging effective compliance of our members with national and international laws and regulations adopted for the protection of the marine environment from pollution”.

NAMEPA Receives 2nd Grant from Patagonia Environmental Grants and Support Program

(Westport, CT) The North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) has received a grant from Patagonia’s Environmental Grants and Support Program for the second year. The ultimate goal of the project is “Save Our Seas” by encouraging an entire generation to become responsible stewards of the marine environment.  NAMEPA’s Campus to Community Marine Environmental Stewards project will guide NAMEPA Campus Chapters in using the Advocate, Educate, Activate methodology to accomplish program objectives toward this goal.

NAMEPA Welcomes Hudson Analytix, Viswa Lab, and Marine Exhaust Solutions

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Hudson Analytix, Viswa Lab and Marine Exhaust Solutions have become new corporate members of NAMEPA. These companies have joined NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry organizations in our efforts to “Save Our Seas”.

“The increase in membership across the industry enables NAMEPA to continue our growth in collaborating on new strategies to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss. 

Christian Mollitor, Vice President of Liberian Registry, Welcomed as NAMEPA's Newest Board Member

March 30, 2017 – Joe Hughes, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today, “NAMEPA welcomes our newest board member, Christian Mollitor, Vice President of the Liberian Registry (LISCR). Mr. Mollitor brings additional depth to the NAMEPA board with his experience in the global maritime industry.”