CSA honors Pasha Hawaii fleet for environmental achievement

(HONOLULU) — Pasha Hawaii has announced that all six of its vessels in the Hawaii-mainland trade were recognized with certificates of environmental achievement by the Chamber of Shipping of America.

Pasha Hawaii’s pure car/truck carrier, M/V Jean Anne, was honored for 12 consecutive years of environmental excellence from its service entry in 2005, and combination container/roll-on/roll-off vessel M/V Marjorie C was awarded for excellence in its first two years of service.

All four of Pasha Hawaii’s containerships, Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Pacific, Horizon Reliance and Horizon Spirit, were each recognized for two years of environmental excellence, following the acquisition and successful integration of Horizon Lines Inc.’s Hawaii business.

“These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shoreside who operate our vessels to the highest standards,” said Kathy J. Metcalf, president of CSA. “It should be clear to the American public that we in the maritime industry take our stewardship of the marine environment very seriously. Safe and environmentally responsible operations is a culture fully embraced by the maritime industry as a whole and as evidenced by the performances of the award recipients.”

George W. Pasha IV, president and CEO, Pasha Hawaii, added, “We are extremely proud of our captains, crewmembers, and operations staff for their ongoing commitment to safety and environmental responsibility at sea and ashore, and we are honored to be recognized among this list of esteemed vessels and crews.”

By Professional Mariner Staff