SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 — J. Barry Snyder, President & CEO of Ingleside, Texas, based Signet Maritime Corporation has been awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the Port of Corpus Christi, Ingleside and the U.S Coast Guard.
The award was presented in a ceremony at Signet Maritime’s headquarters by by Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
Mr, Snyder and Signet supported the Coast Guard on three separate occasions between July 2017 and January 2018, demonstrating their proactive engagement and cooperative spirit.
During and after Hurricane Harvey, Mr. Snyder provided Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi with tugs to respond to storm damaged vessels and reconstitute the port. Additionally, on October 20, 2017, Mr. Snyder and the Signet Ingleside Team provided major support with firefighting application to extinguish a fire onboard Barge No. 255, an effort that helped settle the fire within ten minutes.
Finally, Mr. Snyder entered into a mutual training agreement with Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi on December 22, 2017 to build knowledge and experience for both crews in advanced Search and Rescue operations for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Signet Maritime Corporation operates a diverse fleet of tug boats specifically designed for multi-disciplinary work including ship-assist, ship escort, towing, offshore support, subsea and rig moves. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISM, STCW-2010, MTSA, SEEMP and 46 CFR Subchapter M; in addition to meeting all applicable USCG, SOLAS, MARPOL, and EPA requirements.
Signet Shipbuilding & Repair provides quality construction, repair and engineering services to the maritime industry. Strategically located along the Pascagoula River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, the shipyard is capable of drydocking seven vessels simultaneously. A $7.5 million infrastructure expansion enables total construction in a protected environment with a 600-tonne lease.