United States Coast Guard and Antigua Port Authority Join as Speakers for Houston Marine Operations Event “Leaping into the Future: Challenges and Consequences in Maritime Operations”

Houston TX- January 24, 2024 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has expanded its lineup of speakers for its annual marine operations event in Houston. Captain Keith Donohue Commander, Sector Houston Galveston United States Coast Guard and Darwin Telemaque, CEO, Antigua Port Authority will join the distinguished list of speakers for this event.

Captain Keith Donohue will join the Regulatory Challenges and Consequences panel with Keith LeTourneau, Partner, Blank Rome; Captain Matt Glass, Second Officer, Houston Pilots; and Alejandro Trillo, CEO, Maritime Procurement Services. This panel will dissect the new regulations and regulatory challenges that are being faced by mariners and industry leaders, as well as the consequences for not abiding by these regulations.

Darwin Telemaque will join our Future Fuels Challenges and Consequences – Choices, Supply, and More with Onur Semiz, Principal Engineer, ABS Technology; and Vineet Plaha, Sr. Manager Strategy & Business Performance at Chevron. This panel will analyze choices for fuel, supply and what factors are considered in future fuels.  Additionally, the Antigua Port Authority has announced their new green energy plan for their port and what challenges are being faced.

Sponsors of the event (to date) include ABS, The American Club, Blank Rome, Cargill, Chevron, DNV, Dorian LPG, Fairfield Chemical Carriers, HudsonAnalytix, Maritime Procurement Services, Navios Maritime partners L.P. and Scorpio Group.

To register for the conference and view the latest agenda details, visit: 2024 Marine Operations Seminar – NAMEPA


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.

Photo: Captain Keith Donohue, Sector Commander Houston Galveston, United States Coast Guard

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