The Chamber of Shipping of America is accepting entries for the 2009 Ship Safety Achievement Awards.

The Chamber of Shipping of America is accepting entries for the 2009 Ship Safety Achievement Awards.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Ship Safety Achievement Awards Luncheon Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, LA on June 3, 2010.

Ship Safety Achievement Awards are presented to vessels that have performed outstanding feats of safety during the course of a calendar year. Entries for the calendar year ending December 31, 2009 will be accepted through Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Vessels are recognized for outstanding feats of safety which may include, but are not limited to: rescue; assistance to distressed vessels; transfer of ill or injured persons under difficult sea conditions; and demonstrations of safety and ship operations which have contributed to saving a life or a ship. They are actions in which the ship and crew as a whole were involved rather than individual achievement.

All vessels, including container ships, tankers, Great Lakes carriers, offshore supply vessels, tugboats, etc., representing all segments of the industry (international and domestic deep-sea, coastwise and inland) are eligible to participate in this award program.

The program is available to all companies, both members and non-members of CSA. All vessel owners and operators are encouraged to participate.

Entries will be judged by an impartial Safety Awards Committee comprised of qualified individuals from various segments of the industry. The nomination form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Committee by Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Please include sufficient details to enable the committee to evaluate the submission.

Please access our website at www.knowships.org and click on Other Award Programs then click on Ship Safety Achievement Awards Info. The completed form should be sent to omoore@knowships.org and mail all background material for the "Ship Safety Achievement Award to:

Safety Awards Committee
Chamber of Shipping of America
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 407
Washington, DC 20036
(P) 202.775.4399
(F) 202.659.3795
All entries must be received by Wednesday, March 31, 2010.