The Ship Safety Achievement Award is one of two safety programs CSA has sponsored since 1968. The award publicly recognizes the skills and dedication of the men and women who are responsible for performing outstanding feats of safety during a calendar year. The award, which is open to CSA members and non-members alike, is presented at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held in New Orleans in June each year.
Vessels are recognized for performing outstanding feats of safety during a calendar year which may include, but are not limited to:
- Assistance to distressed vessels
- Transfer of ill or injured persons under difficult sea conditions
- Demonstrations of safety and ship operations which have contributed to saving a life or a ship
- Actions in which the vessel and crew as a whole were involved
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.
There is no cost to participate in the Ship Safety Achievement Award.