The United States Merchant Marine has met our country's economic and security needs, in wartime and in peace.
On National Maritime Day, we honor merchant mariners for their dedication to promoting commerce and protecting our freedom.
The Seminar will run from approximately 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Join industry and governmental leaders as we discuss issues of the day surrounding Safety at Sea. From whistle blowing, to the Maritime Labor Convention, to harbor of safe refuge and seafarer welfare, this seminar is designed to highlight both best practices and opportunities for improvement.
The National Maritime Day Dinner & AMVER Awards will run approximately from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join industry leaders in celebrating the achievements of the merchant marine industry, and the presentation of the AMVER Awards.This year's dinner will highlight the developments in the industry, as well as recognize the 163 shipping companies who participate in the United States Coast Guard's voluntary AMVER rescue at sea program. Our guest of honor: Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant, United States Coast Guard.
On the Waterfront: the Evolving Role of Port Ministry by the Rev. Canon James D. Von Dreele. History and evolution of maritime ministry for port chaplains and others serving seafarers, dock workers, ship owners, and port authorities.