Pasha Hawaii Recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America

Thursday, December 2, 2010

At a Veterans Day ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, CSA awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement to those vessels that achieved environmental excellence for at least a two-year period.

Maritime Administrator, David T. Matsuda and Rear Admiral Brian Salerno, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard participated in the award ceremony.

Joseph J. Cox, President and CEO of CSA said, "These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shore-side who operate our vessels to the highest standards. In today’s world, it seems our industry only gets front-page news when spills or other environmental problems occur. It is encouraging to see how many vessels go for years achieving environmental excellence. It should be clear to the American public that we in the maritime industry take our stewardship of the marine environment very seriously."

George Pasha, IV, President and CEO, notes, "This is outstanding recognition for our operations team, our Captains and our crew, who are dedicated to achieving environmental excellence for Pasha Hawaii and the Jean Anne."

This is the second time this year Pasha Hawaii and the Jean Anne have been singled out for an award of excellence from the CSA, with a presentation in June of the 2009 Jones E. Devlin safety award.