NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea Seminar Agenda Spotlights Safety and Security – USCG’s AMVER Awards Presented by Vice Commandant Poulin

WASHINGTON, DC, May 4 – NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced the agenda for its annual Safety at Sea Seminar, an in-person event at The AGU Conference Center in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:30EDT. Key topic areas will be the “Mechanics of Safety” and “Implications of Change on Safety.”

RDML Wayne Arguin of the United States Coast Guard will outline what the Coast Guard’s safety priorities are, especially in light of the recently issued Port State Control results for 2022, which reflected an increase in detentions.  This will be followed by a session moderated by Scorpio Group’s Ole Chr. Schroder on the “Mechanics of Safety” with ABS’ Richard Delpizzo delving into the safety of future fuels, Cynthia Hudson (CEO of HudsonAnalytix) explaining the critical importance of safety on the high seas, finishing with Blank Rome’s Bill Bennett who will provide updates on regulatory safety.

The second session will address the implications of accelerated change on the industry, leading with renowned security expert, Rich Mason, providing a perspective on the centrality of maritime security in today’s turbulent times, followed by Doug Martin’s overview on the role of OPA 90 on safety, with CLIA’s Jen Williams sharing action steps being taken to recruit and train mariners, ending with the Reverend Paul Rosenblum, President of the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) sharing updates on mariner welfare.

The American Club’s Joe Hughes– Chairman of NAMEPA and INTERMEPA will chair the seminar with Diana Shipping’s CEO Semiramis Paliou– Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA- creating the bridge between the Safety Seminar and this year’s AMVER Award presentations for industry voluntarism and commitment to Safety at Sea.  Vice Commandant Steven Poulin of the United States Coast Guard will be this year’s presenter of the awards which will be followed by a reception.

For more information, or to register, please go to 2023 Safety at Sea Seminar & AMVER Awards – NAMEPA.

Sponsors of the event to date include ABS, The American Club, Blank Rome, CLIA, Dorian LPG, Fairfield Chemical Carriers, HudsonAnalytix, International Seaways, Navios Maritime Partners L.P., OPA 90 Forum, The Pasha Group, Port Everglades, Scorpio Group, and Tidewater.

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