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May 18, 2023, 13001900 EDT

Join us as we explore the role of shipping at this pivotal time! 

NAMEPA is pleased to welcome Vice Commandant Steven Poulin and RDML Wayne Arguin of the United States Coast Guard, as well as the American Club’s Joe Hughes- Chairman of NAMEPA and INTERMEPA- along with Diana Shipping’s CEO Semiramis Paliou- Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA- as we examine the importance of collaboration in Safety at Sea.   

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea event will explore the role of shipping during periods of global disturbance with an eye on impacts to mariners, technological advances in cyber security on ships and other risks that we are faced with today.  We will also look at emerging and future threats to “normal” operations.   

We will be hearing from the USCG as to what safety issues are of greatest concern to them, learn the safety properties of fuels being examined to support decarbonization efforts, tools needed to reduce accidents due to the human factor, and strategies for improving the lives of mariners at sea. The United States Coast Guard will also be presenting the AMVER Awards for industry voluntarism and commitment to Safety at Sea. 

Developing Agenda

1300: Registration 

1330: Welcome and brief description of AGU by Executive Director of AGU 

1335: Welcome by Joe Hughes and Intro of Admiral 

1340: ADMIRAL Wayne Arguin – Asst Commandant – Coast Guard Priorities

1350: Panel Discussion – Mechanics of Safety 

1500: Coffee/Tea Break 

1530: Panel Discussion – Implications of Decarbonization on Safety - Mariner Welfare

1645: Closing Remarks Joe Hughes 

1700-1900: RECEPTION  

1650: The Importance of the AMVER Program and Safety in Shipping - Diana Shipping CEO Semiramis Paliou / Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA

1705: Admiral Steve Poulin, Vice Commandant USCG  

1715: AMVER Awards presentation 


1900: Closing Remarks


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction and operation. Focused on the safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to provide solutions that drive sustainability, optimize performance and increase operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers survey, engineering and advisory services and solutions to clients through a network of local representatives.


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. The Firm’s practices cover areas including corporate 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 law; 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.

“Law Firm of the Year” in Admiralty & Maritime Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023


Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator ofmodern 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.


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. 


thumbnail of LR – Logo (square green) 2022 (hi res.)Lloyd’s Register is a provider of global maritime professional services. It is the world’s first marine classification society, created more than 260 years ago to improve the safety of ships. Lloyd’s Register’s technical expertise is offered in more than 70 locations, serving clients based in 182 countries and it recently acquired OneOcean, a leading supplier of voyage compliance, safety and environmental solutions.

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Scorpio Group is a global provider of marine transportation services.  Scorpio Tankers Inc. and ENETI Inc. own product tankers and wind mill installation vessels respectively.  Scorpio Services Holding provides services to Group companies and third parties including pooling and technical management.  Scorpio has its principal offices in Monaco and New York.


Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of OSVs (Offshore Support Vessels) in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.

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