2021 Safety at Sea Seminar and AMVER Awards

A Bold and Brave New World! 

For the second year in a row, NAMEPA recognizes the challenges posed for gatherings during this COVID-19 pandemic. While balancing people's need to connect and need for information, NAMEPA has will hold its Safety at Sea Seminar along with the AMVER Awards virtually. 

We are honored to welcome RDML Richard Timme as our inaugural speaker, discussing "Today's Threats" from the perspective of the United States Coast Guard, and VADM Buschman who will be presenting this year's AMVER Awards. More information regarding the agenda to follow.

Please join us for this exciting seminar from the convenience of your office/home!

Working Agenda

1400 - Introduction and Welcome: Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/President of the Shipowners Claims Bureau (the American Club) 

1405 - Today’s Threats Moderated by Ole Chr. Schroder, NAMEPA Vice-Chairman and Director, Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group 

  • What keeps the USCG Awake at Night - RDML Richard Timme, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy
  • Crew Change, Mental health - Joanna Lali, Dorian LPG
  • GPS Issues Today - Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) Hudson Analytix  
  • Marine Casualty Investigations Kierstan Carlson, Partner Blank Rome & Stefanos Roulakis, Blank Rome  

1530 - Coffee/tea break 

1545 - Tomorrow’s Targets

  • Communications - Dr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director of North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA)  
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Maritime - Jennifer Williams, Vice President of Maritime Policy, CLIA
  • The Use of Technology in Salvage and Oil Spill Response - Joey Farrell III, Resolve Marine
  • Action - EyeSea - Graeme Sommerville-Ryan Founder  

1715 Summary and Introduction of AMVER Awards - Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/President of the Shipowners Claims Bureau (the American Club) 

1730 - AMVER Awards – Presentations by VADM Scott Buschman and Ben Strong, USCG 

1800 - Conclusion 


Our mission is to provide comprehensive regulatory compliance with federal and state oil spill prevention and response requirements while advancing innovative solutions to the unique challenges of operating in Alaska and the US Arctic region. Visit our website to learn more.



The American Club’s mission is to provide its Members with a broad and financially secure range of P&I and related insurance services which most effectively meet the imperatives of their day-to-day business and which are delivered in an attentive, efficient, courteous and focused manner.

With more than 600 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome represents businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities around the globe. The Firm’s practices cover areas including business tax; commercial and corporate litigation; employment benefits and labor; financial services; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; government relations; health law; intellectual property; maritime, international trade and procurement; matrimonial; privately held and emerging companies; product liability; public companies and capital formation; public finance; real estate; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations. Blank Rome also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters. 

Established in 1975, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience. 

DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges. With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. 

Closing the Safety Gap in an Era of Transformation - DNV Corporate Literature

Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs.  Dorian LPG currently owns and operates 22 modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, USA, London, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece. 

Fairfield Chemical Carriers is committed to being the chemical tanker operator of choice in its selected markets; to providing its customers with top quality and reliable service – creative, proactive, and always client focused; to maintaining the highest standards for safety and efficiency in the operation of its fleet; and, above, all, to conducting all its activities professionally, ethically and in a socially responsible manner. 

Fairfield Chemical Carriers Corporate Literature


Genco Shipping & Trading Limited is a leading provider of international seaborne drybulk transportation services. We transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Our wholly owned modern and diverse fleet of dry cargo vessels consists of Capesize, Ultramax and Supramax vessels that provide an essential link in international trade.

HudsonAnalytix is a US-based international business risk solutions company providing expertise and support to the world's leading commercial shipping, ports and terminals, oil and gas, finance, insurance, manufacturing, and government sectors. HudsonAnalytix provides risk management solutions to the maritime sector galvanized by more than 30 years’ experience. Our comprehensive services, global insight, and depth of experience enable our clients to meet their regulatory, commercial and operational needs efficiently, effectively, and profitably. 

International Seaways’ mission is to exceed its customers’ expectations. We know that every stakeholder is a customer. We do this by understanding our customers’ needs, and by understanding our own business and challenging ourselves to constantly seek improvement.  We transport energy safely and efficiently though diligent and environmentally compliant operations of well-maintained assets by well trained and dedicated crews. 

Morgan Marketing & Communications LLC is a client-based, retained marketing and communications agency committed to providing its clients with the highest quality professional marketing and communications services available.  Our mission is to partner with our clients to meet their needs and exceed their goals.

Resolve Marine provides innovative response, recovery, and compliance solutions that solve our client’s problems while safeguarding the environment. Operating from a global network of strategically positioned offices, depots, and warehouses, Resolve’s owned and managed assets ensure marine insurance companies, shipowners, offshore operators, and global governments benefit from responsive teams who strive to protect client assets and marine environments. Resolve’s salvage experience and technical expertise translates into regulatory leadership as a USCG approved OPA 90 SMFF, China SPRO, USCG approved OPA90 APC Alaska and state-approved NTV NVCC (1-Call Alaska) provider. Visit www.resolvemarine.com/ to learn more.

Emergency Response, Regulatory Compliance, Global Solutions - Resolve Marine Corporate Literature

Prevention - Response, Regulatory Compliance, Global Services - Resolve Marine Corporate Literature



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