AMO-contracted companies receive prestigious industry safety awards

The following press release was issued by the Chamber of Shipping of America on June 11.

The U.S. maritime industry publicly recognized the merchant mariners responsible for safe vessel operations at the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on June 6, 2024.

Seafarers and representatives from 34 companies and their subsidiaries attended the annual industry-sponsored event. AET, American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), Chevron, Crowley, Keystone Shipping, Motiva, Seabulk Tankers, Shell, and Tote Services sponsored the event, which recognized 1056 vessels with 7,341 cumulative years of accident-free operation.

Of those, more than 60 vessels representing 11 companies contracted with American Maritime Officers were honored with a safety award.

Sixteen vessels were recognized with ship safety awards for their participation in rescue and recovery operations.

In his opening remarks, Sean Kline, CSA’s Director of Maritime Affairs said: “CSA’s members are deeply rooted in safe operations. Our commitment remains steadfast to represent the domestic and international fleets on safety issues encompassing every facet of ship operations. Today we come together to recognize and celebrate seafarers and companies hard work and dedication to going home to our families better than we left them.”

CSA’s awards programs are open to all companies in the industry, both CSA member companies and non-member companies. Two different awards are given at the Safety Awards Luncheon – the Jones F. Devlin Safety Awards for safe vessel operation, and the Ship Safety Achievement Awards.

This was the fifty-sixth anniversary of both safety award programs. The sixteen vessels recognized with ship safety awards hail from American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), Canal Barge, Genesis Marine, Golding Barge Line, Northern Marine Limited, Seabulk Tankers, and Tidewater.

Details on their heroic actions can be found at:

Each fall, CSA hosts an Environmental Achievement Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. The next Environmental Achievement Awards Dinner will be held on November 12, 2024 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. For more information and to join us visit CSA Events.

The Chamber of Shipping of America represents companies that own, operate, or charter U.S. and foreign flagged oceangoing tankers, container ships, and other merchant vessels engaged in domestic and international trades along with other entities that maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels.