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2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Safety Awards Luncheon

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Safety Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 13. Please click on the link below for details. Annual Meeting Invitation Form 2016

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2016 Maritime Safety Awards

Each year, American Maritime Safety selects member companies to receive Maritime Safety Awards. The awards are presented in recognition of the selected companies’ commitment to manage and operate vessels that are environmentally efficient, safe and dependable, as well as their efforts in promoting responsible maritime work practices. Please complete the Safety Award Questionnaire by Friday, […]

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Vice Commandant Rejects Hopper Rationale While Declining To Reverse Decision

As you may recall, American Maritime Safety, Inc. (“AMS”), filed an amicus brief on June 12, 2015, in support of the United States Coast Guard’s (“USCG”) position that the Hopper decision should be reversed.  Hopper had dismissed a USCG license action on the grounds that the USCG failed to prove that the employer’s random selection […]

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Combatting Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoids encompass a wide variety of chemicals designed to stimulate the same receptor in the human body as THC.  These drugs are commonly manufactured in Chinese laboratories, sprayed onto herbs or plant material, then packaged under brand names such as “Spice” or “K2.”  A large part of the appeal of these drugs, which are […]

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AMS Presents the 2015 Safety Awards

Press Release – 2015 AMS Maritime Safety Awards Presented

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Synthetic Drug Presentation Shared by AMS Annual Event Speaker

AMS was pleased to welcome back Dr. Barry Sample of Quest Diagnostics to our esteemed group of presenters during last week’s Annual Membership Meeting & Safety Awards Ceremony.  Dr. Sample’s presentation, along with each of the other featured presentations, addressed specific concerns raised by our member companies.  Dr. Sample delivered an informative overview of synthetic cannabinoids, the […]

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AMS Annual Event Speaker Shares Presentation on Surge in Heroin Use

Our distinguished list of presenters during the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting & Safety Awards Ceremony included Eryck Kratville, Esq., the Unit Chief of the Heroin Interdiction Team of the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City.  As with all of our other presenters, Mr. Kratville’s topic of discussion was specifically chosen in response to requests from our […]

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Lee Seham to speak at Marine Log Ferries Conference & Expo 2015 – Thursday, November 5 – Seattle, WA

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AMS Annual Meeting – Certification for Religion-Based Harassment Training

  In order to encourage attendance at our annual meeting each year, AMS presents a series of speakers addressing issues of interest to the maritime industry, including: regulatory compliance, substance abuse issues, maritime safety, and workplace harassment prevention. Harassment prevention presents a special challenge to the maritime industry due to the increasing diversity of its […]

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AMS Annual Meeting – Proxies

To fulfill statutory obligations associated with its status as a non-profit membership corporation, AMS holds an annual membership meeting. This year the meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Yale Club of New York City. To satisfy quorum requirements, members are requested to attend or, alternatively, to submit a completed proxy […]

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