Safety In Seas Awards

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Safety in Seas Awards 

In 1972, a submersible accident took the lives of two divers from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. The tragedy illustrated the ever present threat of life and property as the vast ocean resource is explored and developed. Acknowledging the significant contributions made by these men and other modern-day pioneers in their pursuit of the ocean frontier, Compass Publications, Inc., publishers of Sea Technology magazine, established the National Ocean Industries Association Safety in Seas Award in 1978.

Since 2014, NOIA has conferred two distinct safety awards annually to recognize excellence among those who, by their actions, design or influence, have contributed to improving the safety of life offshore.

The Culture of Safety Award honors overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable, and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time.

The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety.

The winners of the Safety in Seas Awards are determined by an independent selection committee.  The awards are presented each spring in Washington, DC.

2020 Safety in Seas Competition
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) is pleased to announce that Oceaneering and Danos are the winners of the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards competition. Oceaneering was selected for the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award, and Danos is recognized for the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award.

2020 Safety Practice Award
Oceaneering is recognized for the Safety Practice Award for their Liberty™ E-ROV resident subsea vehicle. The E-ROV is piloted fully from the onshore, eliminating the need for remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and vessel personnel to travel to and from offshore, which reduces work in higher-risk environments. The E-ROV has led to a 75% reduction in topside support vessel and crew support, as well as a reduction of 1,400 tons of CO2 emissions. The E-ROV concept also increases the applications for other ROV systems and deployments, including subsea sensors, pumping systems and monitoring equipment.

2020 Culture of Safety Award
Danos is recognized for the Culture of Safety Award for establishing an institutional safety culture through behavior-based safety programs and innovations like virtual reality to enhance worker training and augmented reality to improve work processes. Despite Danos employees logging a company record 8.9 million man-hours (a 35% increase over the previous high), Danos recorded a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.11, another company best.

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Oceaneering, Danos Win 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards

Past Winners