Seafarers-contracted companies recognized for safety (7/6)


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American Maritime Safety, Inc. recently issued the following news release:


American Maritime Safety, Inc., Announces Maritime Safety Award Recipients


On Friday, July 1, 2011, Louis Meltz, Esq., President of American Maritime Safety, Inc. (“AMS”) announced the names of three vessel operators that will receive Safety Awards at AMS’ Annual Membership Event and Safety Awards Ceremony to be held at the Yale University Club in New York on Thursday, October 27, 2011.


The AMS Consortium will present three member companies with Safety Awards during the membership luncheon in recognition of the selected companies’ commitment to manage and operate vessels that are environmentally efficient, safe and dependable, as well as their efforts in promoting responsible maritime work practices.


For 2011, the AMS Safety Advisory Committee selected the following member organizations to receive safety awards:


Liberty Maritime Corporation

Quality Ship Management Award


Keystone Shipping Co.

Responsible Vessel Carrier Award


Crowley Maritime Corporation

Safe Working Practices Award


The AMS Safety Awards are given in recognition of these organizations’ commitment to implementing innovative quality control and safety management systems, as well as crewmember training programs, that serve to enhance the safe navigation and operation of vessels calling in U.S. ports, and which go beyond the minimal environmental compliance standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard and various State enforcement agencies.


“These three companies have demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting the marine environment, and have been proactive in implementing quality control programs that serve to improve marine safety and vessel operations” states Mr. Meltz. “AMS is pleased to recognize these organizations for their efforts in working to enhance safety and protect our marine environment.”


The membership event this year will distinguish itself by its high level of content, as well as the participation of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Merchant Marine Academies and the National Transportation Safety Board.


Last year AMS presented Safety Awards to companies including SIU-contracted Alaska Tanker Company.


The AMS Consortium has expanded in both scope and reach since its founding in 1988, when it was established to facilitate the maritime industry’s compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and international marine safety protocols. From humble beginnings in New York, the AMS Consortium has grown to over 400 vessel owners and operators and is now recognized as the leading industry association for the deep-sea, tug and barge and Great Lake industries on regulatory compliance in the U.S. The first Safety Awards were presented to AMS member companies in 1990.


Tables for the AMS event and tickets may be obtained by contacting Stacy Goran by e-mail at:


Telephone: (914) 997-2916


Admission is by reservation only and is limited.





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