The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced that Houston-based TITAN Salvage, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime, is the recipient of its 2014 Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award.
The prestigious award recognises TITAN’s proactive approach towards protecting and preserving the oceans.
“TITAN is committed to ensuring the safety of our people, the public and the environment,” said TITAN’s Chris Peterson, Vice President.
“This accolade is a testament to our mission. We are both humbled and honoured to receive NAMEPA’s Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award and look forward to participating in NAMEPA’s annual conference later this year.”
Mr Peterson will accept the award on behalf of the TITAN team at NAMEPA’s New York City conference on 29th October. Lindsay Malen, TITAN’s Director of Business Development, will also attend the conference and participate in a risk management roundtable discussion with other leaders from across the industry.
“TITAN is a proud member of NAMEPA,” said Mr Malen. “We will continue to support the organisation’s efforts to protect our seas and lead by example.”
Earlier this year, TITAN marked the completion of the largest maritime salvage job in history when the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 – was safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy (pictured). The project required 48,000 engineering man-hours and 1,200 total workers, and more than 22,000 dives totalling 30,000 hours.
“Every aspect of the project was handled with the utmost professionalism and of the highest calibre of calculation and planning,” said Mr Peterson. “Our team’s goal was to accomplish the project with safety, ingenuity and detail; we truly believe that we did just that.”