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“Safety at Sea” Seminar & AMVER 2017

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About “Safety At Sea” Seminar and AMVER Awards Reception
This seminar is designed to bring industry and governmental leaders together to discuss concerns about safety and strategies for meeting them. Why are ships finding themselves in distress, running aground, colliding? What role does ECDIS play? How about training? Are crews overburdened? We celebrate National Maritime Day by reflecting on the role the maritime industry plays economically and globally.
The Speakers To Date Include: 
Kathy Metcalf – Chamber of Shipping of America
Joe Hughes – American Club and Chairman of NAMEPA
Cynthia Hudson – HudsonAnalytix
Reverend Marsh Drege – NAMMA
 James Spear- 2nd Mate
Rear Admiral Linda L. Fagan – Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, & Capability U.S. Coast Guard
The Commandant of the USCG will be there to recognize the more than 160 shipping companies who participate in the AMVER Program at an evening reception.
More speakers to follow
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 from 2:00pm – 7:30pm

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The evening celebrates over 160 merchant shipping companies that volunteer to be available for maritime emergency response.
The AMVER Awards Program was inaugurated in 1971 to recognize those vessels which regularly participate in the AMVER system. Extremely favorable response from the merchant shipping industry around the world to the idea of annual AMVER Awards has ensured the continuance of the program.
AMVER Award materials provide worldwide exposure and favorable publicity for the program. Ships flying the various colored AMVER Pennants are a constant reminder on the oceans of that ship and company’s commitment to safety at sea. Prominent display of AMVER Certificates, found in company boardrooms, corporate office reception areas and on the bulkhead of a ship’s bridge or wardroom, attest to the prestige accorded with these awards.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s “Safety at Sea” Seminar and AMVER Reception. If you have any additional questions or concerns please reach out to Cari Edwards at the below contact information.
Cari Edwards
North American Marine Environment Protection Association

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