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NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea Event Addresses Maritime Risks in Turbulent Times – USCG’s AMVER and Benkert Awards to Industry Key Additional Element

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2022- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced additional sponsors supporting the upcoming annual Safety at Sea Seminar, which will be held as an in-person event at The National Press Club in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 19th beginning at 1:30EDT.  This annual event will be augmented by the presentation of the United States Coast Guard’s AMVER and Benkert Awards to shipowners.

NAMEPA thanks newly supporting sponsors Alaska Chauxdo Network, Cruise Lines Intl. Assoc. (CLIA), Future Care, International Seaways, and Marinakis Chartering. Safety in the maritime industry has never been more important, with continuously growing public awareness of the industry’s impact on the environment and global trade, in addition to the critical role of shipping in geopolitics. Join industry colleagues to participate in the discussion of “Safety at Sea” in these turbulent times. NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea event will explore the role of shipping during periods of global disturbance with an eye on impacts to mariners, ships and global trade while examining emerging and future threats to “normal” maritime operations. In one of his first appearances following his appointment, the keynote presentation will be made by RDML Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy on the USCG’s safety concerns.

The afternoon event will be followed by the presentation of the USCG’s prestigious Benkert Awards for environmental excellence and AMVER’s Awards recognizing industry participation for voluntary rescue at sea. Senior leadership from the USCG will be making the presentation, with nearly 550 vessels being recognized.

For more information, or to register, please go to NAMEPA Safety at Sea Seminar.

Previously announced sponsors of the event include ABS, The American Club, Blank Rome, Dorian, Fairfield Chemical Carriers, HudsonAnalytix, and Scorpio.

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:


Featured Photo: RDML Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy




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