OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister
of Transport spoke to participants at the 2013 World Maritime Day
Observance Conference in New York about Canada's commitment to safe,
secure and sustainable marine practices. The event was hosted by the
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and
the United States Coast Guard.
"Canada has had a strong working relationship with the NAMEPA since 2008
and we are delighted to join you in observing World Maritime Day," said
Minister Raitt. "Moreover, we were pleased to be named recipient of
NAMEPA's 2013 Government Agency Marine Environment Protection Award."
This award is given in recognition of an individual or organization's
efforts on behalf of preserving the marine environment as exemplified
by a commitment to a program which has specific objectives set for
environmental performance and improvement, and which is innovative and
goes beyond minimum environmental compliance.
NAMEPA is an independent, marine industry-led association which engages
maritime businesses, government and the public to "Save our Seas" by
promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a
non-governmental organization committed to preserving the marine
environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students
about the need and strategies for protecting this important global
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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