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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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NAMEPA releases Marine Industry Learning Guide

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association has announced that its newest educational resource, the Marine Industry Learning Guide, is now available for free download. This guide was created for anyone looking to educate others on the marine industry, whether in a formal or non-formal setting. It provides activities to increase awareness of the marine industry and the industry's dedication to the health and safety of its crew, the environment and its fleet. 

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