NAMEPA, Tall Ships America Sign MOU

NAMEPA & Tall Ships people
Left to right: Bert Rogers, Executive Director, TSA; Michael J. Rauworth, President and Board Chairman, TSA; Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMPEA; Joe Hughes, Chairman of the Board, NAMEPA

By MarEx 2017-03-24 14:15:30

Organizations’ focus on nautical sciences, seafaring skills and the importance of protecting the marine environment.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Tall Ships America (TSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance education in seafaring skills, the nautical sciences, the maritime industry and protecting the marine environment.

On March 21, 2017, NAMEPA Chairman of the Board, Joe Hughes and TSA President and Board Chairman, Mike Rauworth signed the MOU at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s (CMA’s) Shipping 2017 conference.

The MOU will aid in fostering a collaborative effort that encourages learning about seafaring skills, the nautical sciences, the maritime industry and the marine environment and the impact the industry has on local communities as well as the global economy.

“Our organizations share a common commitment to the maritime industry,” says Joe Hughes. “NAMEPA is thrilled to establish this alliance with TSA that will lead to increased public awareness about maritime history and culture and advocate for sensible and sustainable marine environment practices.”

“Through the TSA alliance with NAMEPA we look to increase the public’s awareness about the contribution the maritime industry makes to the local and global communities,” says Mike Rauworth. “Our combined goals to teach seamanship skills, nautical sciences, marine environment education and character building will prove to be a valuable collaboration to many communities.”

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