Maritime Adventures Board Game Launched at 
NAMEPA’s 15th Anniversary Celebration – Sponsorship by The Pasha Group ensures Distribution

February 8, 2023 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) launched NAMEPA’s Maritime Adventures board game at the 15th Anniversary celebration this past October aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 in New York. The purpose of the game is to increase student engagement and awareness of the maritime industry and its role as the engine of global trade.

Thanks to sponsorship from The Pasha Group, NAMEPA’s interested education partners, associations, schools, and other K-12 programs will receive NAMEPA’s Maritime Adventures board game. In addition to demonstrating the value proposition of the maritime industry and preserving the marine environment, students will also be provided an invaluable resource for STEM skills. 

“We often discuss the perception and public image of the maritime industry, or lack thereof. This is an incredible opportunity to not only educate students on the industry, but also to demonstrate the commitment the maritime industry is making in protecting the environment.” stated Molly Dushay, Education and Outreach Director at NAMEPA.  “In addition to illustrating how vast and diverse the maritime industry is, K-12 students can explore career opportunities they may have not known they could access.”

The sponsorship from The Pasha Group will enable NAMEPA to produce and distribute the game to its education partners in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.  The game follows the player’s ship on a port-to-port journey to transport its cargo.  Along the way, it encounters real world situations which can either help, or hinder, its voyage.

“Proactive, collective stewardship of our marine environment is critical to protect and preserve our seas,” said George Pasha, IV, President and CEO, The Pasha Group. “NAMEPA’s Maritime Adventures board game is a fun and innovative approach to inspire and engage our current and future maritime workforce.”

“We want the public to understand the vital role that shipping plays in their lives, and the responsibility it takes to mitigate its impact on the marine environment” observed Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/CEO of NAMEPA.  “Using tools like this game will bring the industry to life for students and make it more relatable, whether they live near a port or not.”

NAMEPA’s Maritime Adventures board game was developed by the organization’s interns as part of their summer program.  NAMEPA offers an internship program that runs throughout the year, providing development opportunities in both marine science and the maritime industry.

To request your copy of NAMEPA’s Maritime Adventures board game, please contact Molly Dushay at


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. For more information visit www.namepa. net.

About The Pasha Group

Established in 1947, The Pasha Group is a family-owned, third generation diversified global 

logistics and transportation company that provides ocean transportation for containers and 

rolling stock between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii; port processing services for finished 

and privately owned vehicles; stevedoring for vehicles, breakbulk and container cargos; auto 

hauling services with its truck fleet throughout the contiguous U.S.; domestic and international 

relocation services; and international logistics management for general commodity and 

project cargoes. Visit

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