SOCP 2011 November Meeting

By MarEx 2011-09-13 10:30:48

Theme: Regulatory Changes and Safety/Security Issues Impacting the Maritime Industry

November 1-3, 2011 at MITAGS, Linthicum, Maryland

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites maritime industry representatives to attend and participate in our November meeting to be held at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum, Maryland. 

Delegates and ranking officers of US Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation and Shipping Companies have been invited to address this meeting. In addition, senior representatives from Federal and State Governments, shipping companies and the commercial industry will present a comprehensive discussion on the impact of regulatory changes in the areas of safety, environment and training in the US maritime industry. The agenda includes presentations and panel discussions on broad range of topics, such as, Vessel Security, Mariner Safety, North American ECA, Vessel Response Plans, Vessel General Permit, Safety Culture and Work Force Development. 

SOCP is sponsoring an anti-piracy demonstration aboard a MARAD vessel in Baltimore on November 1, 2011. The demonstration project will include some of the latest techniques and technologies being used today.

The agenda also provides for updates and discussions on industry review on STCW assessment and USCG response released recently. Draft agenda and information regarding this meeting can be viewed at www.socp.us under ‘Upcoming Events’.

All industry representatives are welcome to attend. You must, however, register to attend this event at www.socp.us under ‘Upcoming Events’ and clicking on the link ‘Attend Event’.

Marketing Opportunities

SOCP Meetings provide cost-efficient marketing opportunities to get your company noticed. Exhibit at SOCP 2011 November Meeting and present your anti-piracy related products and services to industry decision-makers. Become a sponsor and increase your visibility with prominent logo placement. Please contact Sharad Singh via email at programadmin@socp.us or by calling (301) 538-7627 for details.

SOCP is an industry-government partnership that was formed in 1993 to share resources in development and evaluation of technologies to advance shipboard safety, regulations, environment, training, reliability and productivity in an effort to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. maritime industry.

Click here to download the vendor booth registration form. 


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