2013 Regulatory Updates Focus of NAMEPA’s Houston Event

Jan 7, 2013

Clay Maitland, founding chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.

HOUSTON — Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced NAMEPA’s Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar focusing on 2013 Regulatory Updates for shipping and offshore. The seminar is designed to bring forward updates on environmental and seafarer updates and will be held on January 16th at the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel beginning at 1330hrs.

The Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar will feature RADM Roy Nash, United States Coast Guard; Rob Lorigan of OSG; Jon Waldron and Alan Weigel of Blank Rome LLP; Tom Kirk of ABS; Alexandra Anagnostis of Total Marine Solutions; T.J. Broussard of the Bureau of Safety Environment Enforcement; Patrick Kelly of Kirby Corporation’ Captain Anuj Chopra of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management; James Spear; Karen Parsons from the Seafarers Center of Galveston and an educator from Texas A&M.

“NAMEPA recognizes the critical importance of the Houston maritime community to our maritime and offshore industries,” claimed NAMEPA Chairman Clay Maitland.  “Looking at regulatory issues in Houston, the operational center for much of maritime is an important opportunity to have a large group of professionals exchanging their views on the issues.”

The afternoon seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception.  To register for the event, go to www.namepa.net/events.html, or contact Teressa Diaz-Hennessey at +203 255 4686.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) was officially launched in 2007.  It is a maritime industry-led initiative which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices.  NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource.”For more information, go to www.namepa.net .

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