Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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AGU Conference Center 
2000 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Rachel McCloskey 
North American Marine Environment Protection Association 

Safety at Sea Seminar & AMVER Awards

NAMEPA is pleased to welcome Vice Commandant Steven Poulin and RDML Wayne Arguin of the United States Coast Guard, as well as the American Club’s Joe Hughes- Chairman of NAMEPA and INTERMEPA- along with Diana Shipping’s CEO Semiramis Paliou- Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA- as we examine the importance of collaboration in Safety at Sea.   

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea event will explore the role of shipping during periods of global disturbance with an eye on impacts to mariners, technological advances in cyber security on ships and other risks that we are faced with today.  We will also look at emerging and future threats to “normal” operations   

We will be hearing from the USCG as to what safety issues are of greatest concern to them, learn the safety properties of fuels being examined to support decarbonization efforts, tools needed to reduce accidents due to the human factor, and strategies for improving the lives of mariners at seaThe United States Coast Guard will also be presenting the AMVER Awards for industry voluntarism and commitment to Safety at Sea. 

PLEASE READ: AGU Conference Center's protocols regarding COVID. 

 For the comfort and safety of all building occupants, AGU is enforcing that all visitors and guests present proof of full vaccination, along with corresponding identification. Unvaccinated patrons, such as children under the age of 12 and those with a medical condition or a closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination, may provide a negative COVID test within 24 hours of the event date, approved by a governmental health authority. Upon arrival, visitors and guests will be expected to sign an individual Assumption of Risk & Waiver of Claims document.

 Developing Agenda Coming Soon!

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For Sponsorship and Membership Opportunities, please reach out to Gail Nicholas, G.Nicholas@NAMEPA.net