Environmental Response Policy

2/22/2018: Biennial Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award recipients announced

The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018 Biennial Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence.

The program recognizes corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment. It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling and training, and provides a means for award recipients to share their successful methods and techniques with others in industry.

This year’s pool of applicants was highly competitive, demonstrating industry’s overall commitment to the environment. We congratulate this year’s winners:

Osprey: Polar Tankers, Inc.
Gold: Norwegian Cruise Lines
Silver: Harley Marine Services
Bronze: Marathon Petroleum Company-Marine Services
Honorable Mention: Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network

The award will be presented during the American Petroleum Institute (API) Maritime Transportation Forum, March 2, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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