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.
(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.
The Patagonia Environmental Grants and Support Program gives 1% of their sales to support environmental organizations around the world, funding at the grassroots level in countries and communities where they have people on the ground.
NAMEPA Co-Founder/Executive Director Carleen Lyden-Kluss commented, “NAMEPA is honored that our collaboration with Patagonia to date has resulted in our receiving a second grant from this corporation that is world renowned for its efforts to protect the environment. This grant allows NAMEPA to continue our educational outreach toward the goal of activating communities to “Save Our Seas”. NAMEPA Chapter programs provide hands-on, interactive training and educational resources for chapter leaders to enable them to educate their members and the community on marine environment stewardship.”
NAMEPA – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at: www.namepa.net
Patagonia – Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. For more information, go to www.patagonia.com.
For more information, contact: Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA, 203-255-4686, firstname.lastname@example.org