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CARIBMEPA Launched to Save Caribbean Seas

On May 19th during the Caribbean Shipping Association’s Executive Conference, NAMEPA launched CARIBMEPA whose mission is to support the region on the implementation of MARPOL and other measures to protect the marine environment.Read more at these links:http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/shipping/20190528/caribmepa-officially-launched-csahttp://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/americas/caribmepa-launched-to-protect-caribbean-marine-environment.html

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Implementing MARPOL in the Caribbean

By all accounts, the May 2nd conference, Implementing MARPOL in the Caribbean, was a tremendous success.  As Sherice Arman stated, "All the right people to deal with this issue are in the room."  Some of our top participants wanted solid outcomes and we satisfied their request.  

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Decarbonize Maritime by 2035

For the past few years, we have been talking about decarbonization by 2050.  Now the date being suggested is 2035.  I was in Copenhagen last week where the primary topic of conversation was decarbonization and strategies to achieve that. As an industry we have the opportunity to be proactive, rather than reactive.  It won’t be easy—but nothing in shipping IS easy.  We need to agree on a global strategy to move forward as an industry committed to Save Our Seas.

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NAMEPA Partners with LISCR and ProSea to Launch Environmental Training Program

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

The computer-based training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment

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SAFETY at SEA- Facing the Many Changes in Shipping Today

In recognition of National Maritime Day, NAMEPA held its annual Safety at Sea seminar on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring industry luminaries who gave their perspective on critical issues in safety today.  Speakers included RADM Linda Fagan, CDR Allen Birch, Jon Waldron, Kathy Metcalf, Joe Hughes, Rev. Marsh Drege, James Spear, Jim Elliott, and Cynthia Hudson.

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