An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

    HOME    |    ABOUT    |    MARINE SAFETY LEADERS    |    CONTACT US   

2024 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award Winners

June 27, 2024

The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2024 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. 

The program recognizes corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment.  It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling, training, and provides a means for award recipients to share their successful methods and techniques with others in industry.

This year’s pool of applicants was highly competitive, demonstrating industry’s overall commitment to the environment. We congratulate this year’s winners:


Moran Towing Corporation

Moran Towing Corporation


Polar Tankers, Inc.

Polar Tankers, Inc.



Wendella Sightseeing Co.

Wendella Sightseeing Company, Inc.


The award was presented during the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) Safety at Sea and AMVER award seminar on May 22, 2024.

Email Updates!

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please click on the link below.

Subscribe Now!

All Entries



This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.