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SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary
"20 Years of Collaboration and Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry"

SOCP 20th Anniversary Highlights

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SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary
"20 Years of Collaboration and Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry"
November 6, 2013 08:00 - 2100

692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

8:00 am
REGISTRATION (Meeting Open to Everyone)

9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks

  • Ms. Susan Hayman, Foss Maritime Company - President SOCP
  • Ms. Pat Finsterbusch, Keystone Shipping - Vice President SOCP

9:10 am
SOCP History/Projects and Initiatives Summary

  • Ms. Pat Finsterbusch, Vice President SOCP

9:15 am
Keynote Speaker: Captain Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Acting Maritime Administrator

10:00 am

10:15 am
Panel Discussion: Maritime Regulatory Issues
Moderator: Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, USCG

  • CG-OES-3 (CDR Allain) - Ballast Water Management Regulations
  • Dr. Ryan Albert Ph.D, EPA - Vessel General Permit (VGP)
  • Ms. Seema Kakade, EPA - ECA Regulatory Enforcement.
  • CG-FAC-2 (CDR Morgan / Mr. Condino) - MARPOL V / Reception Facilities
  • CG-OES-1 (Ms. Medina) - Impact of Manila Amendments to STCW on U.S. Regulations
  • NMC / CG-CVC-4 (Capt Novotny / Mr. Cavo) - National Maritime Center (NMC) Credentialing
  • CG-OES-1 / CG-CVC-1 (Ms. Medina / LCDR Gagnon) - Maritime Labor Convention
  • CG-CVC-1 (LCDR Peterson) - Non Tank Vessel Response Plans
  • Seafarer Access: CG-FAC-2 (CDR Morgan) - TWIC Card Readers / Seafarer Access

12:00 pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING – SOCP Highlight Reel Sponsored by SWR Corporation
Luncheon Event: Celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation
Presenters: Mr. Todd Ripley, Program Advisor SOCP, MARAD / Ms. Susan Hayman, President SOCP
Environmental Solution Presentation: Mr. Roger Cherry, SWR Corporation

1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: MTS Infrastructure and Waterways
Moderator: Ms. Helen A. Brohl, Executive Secretariat of the Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS)

  • Secretary Sean Connaughton, Virginia Secretary of Transportation, past U.S. Maritime Administrator, and Chairman, AASHTO Waterways Committee (Waterborne Freight Transportation, Bottom Line Report)
  • Mr. Dave Murk, Senior Maritime Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (MAP 21 and MTS Infrastructure) and (MTS Infrastructure Investment Tools and Decision Criteria)
  • Mr. Brian Tetrault, Navigation Systems Specialist, USACE – Engineering Research and Development Center (Advances in Informational Infrastructure)
  • Mr. Scott Brotemarkle, Marine Board Staff Director, Transportation Research Board (Inland Waterways Report)
  • Mr. Mike Toohey, The Waterways Council Inc. President and CEO, (Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013)

3:00 pm
BREAK - Sponsored by MITAGS-PMI

3:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Maritime Manpower Recruitment and Retention Issues/Concerns
Moderator/Presenter: Captain Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Acting Maritime Administrator

  • Captain Coleman Cosgrove, Crowley Maritime Corporation – Maritime Operator Manpower Issues/Concerns
  • Captain Mike Murphy, AMO VP, Government Relations – Labor Mariner Manpower Issues/Concerns
  • Captain Elizabeth Stevenson, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Massachusetts Maritime Academy –Recruitment/Retention of the next generation Licensed Officers
  • Mr. Craig Johnson, Flagship Management – What are mariners looking for in a seagoing career, Pay, Promotion, Job Satisfaction?
  • Mr. James Cavo, USCG – Addressing barriers for entry into merchant marine, veterans transitioning, licensing issues, medical issues and others
  • Dr. Arthur Sulzer - Primary and Secondary Maritime Education role in Mariner Recruitment and Retention

5:00 pm

5:30 pm
RECEPTION & NETWORKING - Beverages Sponsored by MTS and WatchStander;
Appetizers Sponsored by WatchStander
Anti-Pirate System Pilot Project Presentation: Mr. David Rigsby, WatchStander

6:30 pm

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