AMO-contracted companies honored at 2023 CSA Environmental Achievement Awards

AMO Captain Alexandra Hagerty and retired AMO member Greg Johnson accept an Environmental Achievement Award for Pasha Hawaii. With them are U.S. Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Paul Thomas and Tamekia Flack, Deputy Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration.

More than 80 vessels operated under contract with American Maritime Officers were among those recognized in 2023 by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for attaining at least two years of environmental excellence in operations, with 31 vessels achieving 10 years or more without an incident.

The awards were presented November 14 in Washington, D.C. at a dinner honoring merchant mariners and maritime industry leaders. CSA awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement to a total of 33 companies representing 1,196 vessels, both domestic and foreign, which achieved a total of 13,068 years of operation without incident. Of the 33 companies honored, 11 are contracted with AMO.

AMO-contracted companies operating vessels recognized for environmental excellence included Crescent Towing; Crowley Maritime Corporation; Intrepid Ship Management (Crowley); Keystone Shipping Company (Key Lakes); Maersk Line, Limited; OSG Ship Management, Inc.; Pasha Hawaii; Seabulk Tankers, Inc.; Seabulk Towing; Shell Ship Management; and TOTE Services.

Tamekia Flack, Deputy Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration, and Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, U.S. Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Paul Thomas participated in the award ceremony.

In her keynote address, Flack stressed the importance of the U.S. merchant marine to the nation’s security and economic goals.

“To the mariners and shoreside workforce that we are honoring tonight, let me just say that you are invaluable to our national security, our economic security and indeed our entire way of life,” she said. “Your hard work and dedication delivering the goods and keeping our environment free from pollution is essential to our collective futures.”