For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 16, 2015
NOIA Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463 or (703) 732-0801, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEACOR Marine Sweeps 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Awards
Takes Home Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award
Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) today presented SEACOR Marine with the 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award. This is the first time the same company has won awards in the same year. NOIA added the Culture of Safety award to the competition in 2014.
SEACOR Marine won the Culture of Safety Award for their safety culture model which spurred a seven year trend of declining total number of Lost Time Incidents, Medical Treatment Incidents, and Pollution Incidents reaching Goal Zero for 2014 – that’s a Total Recordable Incident Rate of zero.
The Safety Practice Award was presented to SEACOR Marine for their behavior-based safety program PAUSE, which is short for Prevent Accidents Use Safety Equipment. The awards were presented at the NOIA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
“We are truly honored to receive these distinguished awards from such a well-respected organization as NOIA. 2014 was a remarkable year in terms of our HSE performance and achieving our Goal Zero. With a series of initiatives, such as PAUSE coaching and Risk Tolerance Awareness supporting SEACOR Marine’s “Four Pillars of Safety”, we strive to continue improving our safety culture because no job is too important to sacrifice safety,” said John Gellert, President of SEACOR Marine.
SEACOR Marine offers a comprehensive suite of support services including crew transportation, platform supply, offshore accommodation, maintenance support, standby safety services and anchor handling and mooring capabilities in both shallow and deepwater environments around the globe. SEACOR Marine’s reputation for professionalism and successful partnering with its customers has put it at the forefront of marine support providers. SEACOR Marine is dedicated to building innovative, modern, “next generation,” efficient marine equipment while providing highly responsive service with the highest safety standards and dedicated professional employees.
NOIA President Randall Luthi said, “Even during tough times brought on by collapsing commodity prices, safety remains the number one goal of our members. The competition for NOIA Safety in Seas Awards was tough this year, and all entrants deserve recognition for their dedication to safe operations. The safety culture approach to conducting operations offshore is a core value industry-wide and is highly encouraged by regulators. I congratulate SEACOR Marine on their passionate belief that their workers deserve the tools, knowledge, and support that allow them to return safely home at the end of every work day.”
SEACOR’s award-winning entries were selected by a panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board, and an independent industry safety consultant.
Since 1978, NOIA has held the SIS awards competition to recognize those who have contributed to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry. Beginning in 2014, NOIA conferred two distinct safety awards. The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety. 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.
About SEACOR Marine
SEACOR Marine operates a fleet of offshore marine support vessels, serving the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry. With vessels strategically deployed offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, the North Sea, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, SEACOR Marine provides a broad range of offshore support services coupled with the highest standards of safety, service and technology available in the industry. SEACOR Marine is a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., a publicly traded holding company on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CKH. Learn more at http://www.seacormarine.com/.
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises 325 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy. Learn more at www.noia.org.