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Saturday, February 27, 2021

North American Marine Environment Protection Association News

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New Campaign Aims to Raise Emergency Funds for Seafarers

A new crowdfunding campaign aims to raise funds for developing world seafarers and their families that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The world's seafarers, especially those from poorer countries, are facing a number of challlenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are in lockdown with casual contracts and unable to work; others are facing difficulties due to lockdowns when they leave ships and are unable to return to their families with costs and little income coming in…

Niels Aalund, President, International Propeller Club

Aalund Named International Propeller Club's President

Niels Aalund was elected at the 93rd International Convention and Conference in New Orleans on October 17th.New Orleans, LA: Prominent maritime industry stakeholder Niels Aalund has been elected President of the International Propeller Club. Mr. Aalund will serve a two-year term, commencing from October 17th. Aalund, a well-known maritime subject matter expert and executive, currently serves as an Officer and as Senior Vice-President of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA).

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Decarbonization: 34 Maritime CEOs Call for Action

A who’s who list of maritime industry executives have signed on to voice their support for a zero-carbon future in shipping.The not-for-profit foundation the Global Maritime Forum brought together a group of 34 CEOs and industry leaders from across the global maritime sector to sign a call for action and lead the industry in a transition toward decarbonization.To achieve this, these leaders believe the maritime industry needs to accelerate both technological and business model innovation…


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, explaining how it is impacted by shipboard waste, discharge and spills, and by shipping generally.

NAMEPA to Honor Founding Chairman Maitland

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced that Clay Maitland will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at an awards dinner in New York on October 26. Maitland, who is a Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc (Marshall Islands Ship Registry), is being recognized for his many industry accomplishments including being a NAMEPA co-founder. “Clay is one of the finest examples in our industry of a successful businessman who expends nearly as much energy on philanthropy,” said NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes.

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WISTA Sets Sail into the Future

More than 225 shipping and trading executives from 30 countries joined the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) aboard the ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line's newest vessel, on November 9 for the WISTA 2016 International Conference and Annual General Meeting. The Conference, hosted by WISTA USA under the leadership of its President, Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons of Total Marine Solutions, featured the Annual General Meeting (AGM), a robust Conference program agenda, and a variety of workshops designed to transfer knowledge on the industry, leadership, and growth.

N. American World Maritime Day to Be Held in New York

The 2016 North American World Maritime Day Observance will be held on October 27 at Pier A in New York City, announced Joseph Hughes, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). This year’s theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” will be explored by such speakers as Jan-Willem van den Dijssel of Cargill, Dr. Sandra Whitehouse of Ocean Conservancy, Jon Waldron of Blank Rome, and Anthony Teo of DNVGL. They will focus their remarks on the benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility in shipping.

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High-schoolers Explore Ship Design at SUNY Maritime

Four half-inch boats descended into aquarium tanks. One immediately flipped over and sank, two others sank slowly and the last floated as a teenager pulled it around on a string. The boats – though not entirely successful – were the culmination of a week’s worth of work by high-school students from maritime-themed schools at SUNY Maritime College’s summer STEM Academy. The program helps students explore science, technology, engineering and math fields in the maritime world. “This camp really opened our eyes to how delicate a vessel might be in an entirely new way…

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Pappadakis to Receive NAMEPA Lifetime Award

Nicky Pappadakis has been unanimously selected to receive the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) 2016 Lifetime Award, announced Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman. “Mr. Pappadakis has dedicated his life to the shipping industry and demonstrated his commitment for the sea, seafarers, safety and the environment,” Hughes said. Pappadakis began his career in 1961 with the family firm A.G. Pappadakis & Co. in London, England. “My acceptance is in the name of all who care about the environment and who try to help make a difference,” Pappadakis said.

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Transas Joins NAMEPA to "Save our Seas"

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced  that Transas has joined NAMEPA as a new member. Transas joins NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry organizations in our efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “Transas is committed to safety at sea and marine environment protection and shows this desire to do so by taking action and joining NAMEPA”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss. Ms.

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NAMEPA Leadership Transition Underway

Effective July 1, the Chairmanship of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) will pass from Founder Clay Maitland, Managing Partner of International Registries Inc., to the American Club’s Joseph Hughes, announced Co-Founder and Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss. Additional transitions include Scorpio’s Ole Chr. Schroder will assume the role of Vice Chairman, Joan Bondareff of Blank Rome will become Secretary, and Alaska SeaLife Center’s Tara Reimer will become Treasurer. “Clay has been a visionary force in the birth and growth of NAMEPA,” Lyden-Kluss stated.

GTT, O’Brien’s Join NAMEPA

GTT North America and O’Brien’s Management Response have joined the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) as new members, announced Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director. The marine industry continues to focus on ensuring a sustainable marine environment. GTT and O’Brien’s show their commitment by joining NAMEPA and the efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “GTT is committed to operational efficiency and compliance with international maritime regulations. GTT works with customers, employees and partners to teach best practices in environmental policy.

NAMEPA Grows With New Members

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced  that GMS (USA) recently joined NAMEPA as a new member. GMS (USA) will participate with other marine industry organizations in NAMEPA’s efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “GMS is focused on promoting sound environmental practices through responsible ship recycling, and shows this desire to do so by taking action and joining NAMEPA”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss.

US Coast Guard Nominates Ambassadors to IMO

Rear Adm. Cari Thomas and Ms. Carleen Lyden Kluss, co-founder and executive director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, were recently appointed to be International Maritime Organization (IMO) ambassadors. An IMO Ambassador is an advocate for maritime and seafaring professions and actively conducts community outreach activities which encourage young people to consider careers at sea or in the maritime industry. Thomas and Lyden Kluss were nominated by the U.S.

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Gould Joins NAMEPA

Jean Gould, most recently with ABS will join North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) as the Gulf Coast Regional Director. Gould brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy and maritime industries in communications, marketing and corporate affairs. “Save Our Seas” is the mission of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) which is an independent, marine industry-led non-profit organization that engages industry, regulators, environmental groups, educators and the public by promoting sound environmental practices.

NAMEPA to Host ‘Pathways to Sustainability’

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will hold its Environmental Intelligence in Shipping Conference on “Pathways to Sustainability” on Februar 5, 2016 at SeaRiver Maritime in Spring, Texas. The conference is designed to be a guide for navigating through the myriad of regulations leading to compliance. The maritime industry faces continual regulatory change as it strives to reduce its impact on the marine environment. NAMEPA members, in particular, are committed to “Save our Seas”, but this approach is not without its hurdles.

Seminar to Address Safety in the Arctic

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is set to present “Safety in the Arctic”, a seminar addressing topics of preparedness, prevention and protection specific to the Arctic waters. The event will take place at the Hotel Captain Cook on August 13, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. "On the eve of offshore drilling in the Arctic, NAMEPA is gathering the experts in the field to outline the safety measures being deployed in this effort to protect the marine environment," stated Clay Maitland, founding chairman of NAMEPA.

NAMEPA, CYC Join on Marine Environment Education

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) heads to the Chicago Yacht Club to share its marine environment education materials with the local community. The Chicago Yacht Club hosts the 107th Annual Race to Mackinac on July 11, 2015. NAMEPA joins the festivities with a visit to the Mini-Mac Family Event at the Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Station on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to share materials with the attendees, adults and children, about marine debris and the marine environment.

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center. The topic was Environmental Issues in Shipping. Panelists included Michael C. Carter, Director of the Office of Environment, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration; John Hatley, Americas Vice President Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America; and Paal Johansen, Vice President and Regional Director, Regional Office Americas Houston, DNV GL – Maritime.


Seminar to Cover Port Waste Facilities

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is set to host an Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar Series to focus on Port Waste Reception Facilities. The seminar, to be held in Norfolk, Virginia on April 16, will include speakers and discussion from regulators, industry and port interests. “MARPOL regulations include requirements for port waste receptions facilities. These facilities are often not available, not ‘affordable,’ or not operationally practical,” stated NAMEPA’s Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss.

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NAMEPA, NOAA Call for Maritime Heritage Coalition

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined together for a call to action live webinar broadcasted by Maritime TV last week which focused on the creation of a Consortium for International Maritime Heritage. The webinar was moderated by Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of NAMEPA and included informative perspectives from Daniel Basta, Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (a part of NOAA’s National Ocean Service) and Dr.

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Jaenichen to Close Safety at Sea Seminar

U.S. Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will close the "Safety at Sea" National Maritime Day Seminar hosted by North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). The seminar, to be held May 21 at the National Press Club from 2-5:30 p.m., will bring industry and government leaders together to discuss concerns about safety and strategies for meeting them. Immediately following the “Safety at Sea” seminar is the AMVER Awards Dinner where over 150 companies…

NAMEPA Welcomes Hadjipateras of Dorian

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today, “NAMEPA welcomes our newest board member, Marina Hadjipateras, Vice President Corporate Communications with Dorian LPG Ltd. Ms. “Ms. Hadjipateras brings experience in the global maritime industry and increases the breadth of NAMEPA’s board which takes us forward as we plan for a sustainable future. As VP Corporate Communications, she works closely with mariners, shipowners and investors in the marine industry.” Mr. Maitland remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Ms.

TITAN Salvage Receives NAMEPA Award

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced earlier this month that Houston-based TITAN Salvage, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., is the recipient of its 2014 Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award. The award recognizes TITAN’s proactive approach towards protecting and preserving the oceans. “TITAN is committed to ensuring the safety of our people, the public and the environment,” said TITAN’s Chris Peterson, vice president. “This accolade is a testament to our mission.

NAMEPA Announces Environmental Award Winners

The Board of Directors of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the recipients of NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Awards. The awards will be presented at NAMEPA’s Awards Dinner to be held in New York in conjunction with their New York Conference on October 29. Titan Salvage is the winner of the Corporate Award. When notified, Senior VP Todd Busch stated, “We at Titan are very proud to be honored with this award. It supports…

Art Contest Invites Students to 'Discover the Marine Industry'

Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in a North American art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the U.S. Coast Guard, and Sea Research Foundation. More than 90% of the world’s goods are transported by ships. In fact, ships are truly the “engines of globalization.” Transporting goods by sea is more environmentally friendly than moving goods the same distance by air or over land and help keep the cost of goods and energy low.

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