Maritime Industry to Hold Public Meeting on NPREP

By MarEx 2014-06-11 12:48:00

Leaders the maritime industry will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) Guidelines. 

Preparing for the contingency of a maritime casualty has long been a priority of the industry, which has often been at the leading edge of improved standards and training. Therefore, it is considered of the utmost importance that a public meeting be held to address any concerns as these are issues that are of vital interest to many communities across the country. 

The meeting particulars are: 

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 

Place: Washington, D.C., Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, Polaris Suite, 

Time: 1-4 PM 

The event will be televised and a transcript made available to any interested parties. 

Participating organizations include: 

• American Salvage Association 
• Association of Petroleum Industry Cooperative Managers 
• Chamber of Shipping of America 
• Cruise Lines International Association 
• Lake Carriers Association 
• North America Marine Environment Protection Association 
• Passenger Vessel Association 
• Spill Control Association of America 
• Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association 

If you are interested in attending this important meeting, please register by sending your name, position, company affiliation, e-mail and telephone number to Ms. Patricia Welch via

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