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NAMEPA Annual Marine Environment Protection Conference and Awards Event Focuses on the Future “Looking ahead to 2023” Topic of Virtual Event

  WESTON, CT- August 12, 2020   NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced it will hold its Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Event on November 5th.  In order to safeguard the well-being of all participants, as well as expand the reach of…

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Lois Zabrocky, International Seaways, Inc., Canada, US Merchant Marine Academy and Port of Los Angeles Among 2019 NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards Recipients

Global Maritime Forum, Ocean Clean Up, International Seafarers Ministry and US Representatives Don Young and Susan Bonamici also recognized (September 11, 2019) Joseph Hughes, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that International Seaways, Inc., and…

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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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