The average number of years operating without incident for ships and vessels that received awards is 6.9 years. Three hundred and sixteen of the vessels have logged more than ten years each of environmental excellence.
U.S. Coast Guard, RADM Paul F. Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy participated in the award ceremony in Washington, DC, and congratulated the award recipients and the industry as a whole for the extraordinary performance.
Kathy J. Metcalf, President of CSA said, "These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shore-side who operate our vessels to the highest standards. In today's world, it seems our industry only gets front-page news when spills or other environmental problems occur. It is encouraging to see how many vessels go for years achieving environmental excellence. It should be clear to the American public that we in the maritime industry take our stewardship of the marine environment very seriously."
The awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that operate on oceans or inland waterways. The CSA Board encourages all operators and owners to take advantage of this opportunity to recognize their crew and shore-side operating personnel and encourages all operators and owners to consider participating in next year's program.
Among companies owning multiple award winning vessels were Crowley Maritime Corporation and Foss Maritime.
You can download the complete listing of vessels receiving the awards HERE