Harley Marine wins Coast Guard environmental protection award

(SEATTLE) — Harley Marine Services has received the U.S. Coast Guard’s Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Gold Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in marine environmental protection that go above and beyond compliance with regulatory standards. Recipients of this award embody industry leadership and innovation in marine safety and environmental excellence.

Harley Marine Services is a full-service maritime company operating with a strategic focus on safety and environmental sustainability. The company has maintained comprehensive safety and environmental management systems that are structured to incorporate all facets of the operation in order to engage all members of the company. A large part of Harley Marine’s success stems from its ability to effectively integrate all of its employees into their systems and from the top to bottom, instill a culture of pride, participation, and innovation. This type of leadership propels the company to the top of the maritime industry when it comes to environmental stewardship.

As the company continues to grow at a rapid pace, Harley Marine remains steadfast in their commitment to sustainability and continual improvement of their systems and procedures. The environmental program at Harley Marine is wide-ranging, including a robust recycling program on all vessels as well as shoreside and reducing energy usage by connecting to shore power while vessels are at dock. In 2013, the company completed construction and moved into its certified LEED Gold world headquarters building in Seattle and currently has a LEED Silver regional headquarters under construction in Channelview, Texas, for its Gulf operations.

Since 2013, all of Harley Marine's vessels have been built with main engines that meet EPA Tier 3 emission standards, and its highly anticipated newbuild for 2016 will feature the world’s first Tier 4 CAT 3516 main engines. By 2017, Harley Marine will be operating over 130 vessels, yet the average age of its vessels will be just 10 years old, showcasing a commitment to operating the safest, most technically advanced and environmentally friendly equipment.

For more information, visit www.harleymarine.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff