The Environmental Achievement Awards are a great opportunity for owners and operators to recognize the accomplishments of their mariners and shore-side staff. While the public hears of instances when there are environmental problems, they should know that this industry has an excellent record of environmental accomplishment. The awards were initiated to let our seagoing and shore-side personnel know that we appreciate all they do as good stewards of our marine environment. The award, which is open to CSA members and non-members alike, is presented at the Annual Environmental Achievement Awards Dinner held in Washington DC in November each year.
The awards are given to the recipients at a dinner ceremony in Washington, DC in the fall which is attended by Administration, Congress, CG, Maritime Administration, EPA, Department of State and Embassies.
To be eligible for the award, a vessel must have at least a two-year period of the following:
- No reportable spills (a report of a “potential spill” is not disqualifying)
- No U.S. Coast Guard citations for violations of MARPOL
- No port state citations for violations of MARPOL
- No violations of state/local pollution regulations
Vessels are eligible for awards beyond the initial two year period.
Non-members participating in the Environmental Achievement Awards program, will pay a $250 participation fee for 50 or less vessels or a $500 participation fee for more than 50 vessels submitted.