May 15, 2017 – Blank Rome’s Jon Waldron will open the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) “Safety at Sea” seminar with an overview and update on how the Trump Administration is affecting the maritime industry. The event is being held on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington DC beginning at 1330hrs for registration and will be followed by the United States Coast Guard AMVER Awards Reception.
“The flurry of activity being generated by the new Administration is overwhelming and requires a careful analysis of impacts—both intentional and unintentional” stated Mr. Waldron. “My plan is to be as current as possible and shed light on recent activity.”
The seminar will feature the Chamber of Shipping’s President and CEO, Kathy Metcalf; CyberLogix’ Cynthia Hudson to address cybersecurity; the Rev. Marsh Drege of the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) on seafarer welfare, RADM Linda Fagan of the USCG plus others from industry.
Following the seminar will be the AMVER Awards recognizing nearly 100 shipowners and over XXX ships. 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.
To register, or for more information, please go to www.namepa.net/events.