The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with Liberian Registry (LISCR) and ProSea Marine Education, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Lloyd’s List Americas Awards for Excellence in Safety and Training. The consortium was selected for its ground-breaking Marine Environmental Awareness Computer-based Training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

The 2019 Lloyd’s List America Awards are part of the Lloyd’s List Excellence in Shipping Awards – the industry’s flagship awards program recognizing and rewarding excellence across all sectors for maritime. Company entries are judged by a community of associations and industry leaders, making it a highly desirable accolade of distinction. Award winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the Lloyd’s List Americas Awards and Forum event on September 25 in Houston, TX.

The computer-based Marine Environmental Awareness Training program was collaboratively developed by NAMEPA, Liberian Registry, and ProSea to provide a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment, explaining how it is impacted by shipboard waste, discharge and spills and by shipping generally. It also covers marine ecology, environmental compliance plans and management systems, sustainable shipping and the role of the human element in pollution prevention. It also provides an overview of marine pollution (MARPOL) regulations and other relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions, emphasizing the importance of regulatory compliance in general.

“It is a tremendous honor for NAMEPA, and its partners LISCR and ProSea, to be a finalist in the Training and Safety category amongst so many excellent companies.  Despite the outcome, we all share the common goal to train mariners, and shoreside staff, to perform their jobs in the most informed, safe and professional manner possible,” said Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director. She continued, “NAMEPA was the recipient of the Environment Award in 2014.  To again be a contender for a Lloyd’s List Award is a tribute to the value that the organization, and its programs, brings to the global maritime industry.”

The Marine Environmental Awareness Computer-based Training program is suitable for anyone with a vested interest in protecting the marine environment, including all seafaring and port personnel and all office-based maritime industry staff. Is it based on the IMO model course 1.38 and meets the requirements of the STCW (Seafarers Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Chapter VI. Those who successfully complete the course will be issued a special qualification (SQ) certificate in Basic Environmental Awareness.

For more information or to purchase the environmental awareness training program, contact publications@liscr.com or visit www.liscr.com/CBT.

ABOUT NAMEPA - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at www.namepa.net.

ABOUT LISCR - The Liberian Registry has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive and innovative service to owners. Moreover, it has a well-deserved reputation for supporting international legislation designed to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of the shipping industry and protection of the marine environment. Visit at www.liscr.com

ABOUT PROSEA – ProSea is a center of expertise initiating, developing and conducting courses on marine awareness and sustainability to professionals working with or at the ocean. The organization is independent, non-profit and operates in a global network with the goal of developing relationships between producers and users of knowledge. Visit at www.prosea.info

For more information, contact: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA, 203-255-4686, executivedirector@namepa.net