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Regulatory Deadlines, Disruptive Technologies, Digitalization and Survival Strategies for Shipping Lead Agenda at SHIPPINGInsight 2018

Regulatory Deadlines, Disruptive Technologies, Digitalization and Survival Strategies for Shipping Lead Agenda at SHIPPINGInsight 20187th International Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference Convenes in Stamford Next WeekSTAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 8, 2018 – The 7th Annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference & Exhibition is now just…

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Plastic Straws: An Environmental Problem Gaining Importance to the Public and the Marine Industry

NAMEPA took on the issue of marine debris 10 years ago as a way to reach and educate the public to “Save our Seas”.  More recently, we helped promote the idea of reducing the use of straws.  How does this affect the maritime industry?  As the public awareness and advocacy of environmental issues grows, they will be looking at industry’s that do not seem to be reducing their impact on the environment.  It is important that shipping be seen as proactive in this regard, or the “power of the public” will turn to us.

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NAMEPA Releases Marine Industry Learning Guide: Educating the Public on the Value of the Marine Industry

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is excited to announce that our newest educational resource, the Marine Industry Learning Guide, is now available for free download. This guide was created for anyone looking to educate others, whether in a formal or non-formal setting, on the importance of the marine industry in our everyday lives as we strive to bridge the gap between commerce and conservation. The activities provided in this comprehensive resource will aid in increasing awareness of the marine industry's dedication to the health and safety of its crew, the environment and its fleet.

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The American Salvage Association Hosts Salvage and Emergency Response Training for State and Local Authorities in Houston-Galveston

Over 40 United States Coast Guard, State of Texas, maritime industry and local emergency responders attended the American Salvage Association’s (“ASA”) Marine Salvage and Emergency Response training course last month in the Houston-Galveston area presented by the ASA Training Committee.

 

Designed to train students on how to coordinate proactive marine casualty response operations, this two-day program exposed students to a wide variety of course modules led by ASA members and industry experts in salvage law, naval architecture, commercial diving, environmental policy, and emergency response operations.

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U.S. Salvors Successfully Pass Every Coast Guard Verification To-Date

On April 18th, Rear Admiral Anthony “Jack” Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative. According to the report, the Coast Guard has conducted 58 scenario-based SMFF verifications within the last year across 19 different Captain of the Port Zones, with 16 different vessel owners and operators. To date, all results have been found to be satisfactory and reflect compliance with the Coast Guard’s Salvage and Marine Firefighting regulations.

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