Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seattle Maritime Festival Award Winners Named

Capt. Chris Woodley of the US Coast Guard was among those honored during the annual Seattle Maritime Festival Awards Luncheon recently, where he received the Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award for his years of service at Sector Puget Sound, where he was instrumental in creating new standards of vessel safety for fishing boats working the Alaska market.

Also during the event, Port Commission President Gael Tarleton was awarded the Maritime Industry Public Official of the Year award, and the Port of Seattle’s Marine Maintenance department was announced as the winner of the environmental initiatives award for finding alternative methods for cleaning docks without disturbing water or marine life on port property, in efforts to clean and capture water and sediment.

Container transport company APL was named the comprehensive environmental management programs awardee for accomplishments that include developing and implementing a corporate wide 30 percent carbon reduction strategy.