McAllister Towing Awarded Industry Leader Safety Award

Signal Administration, Inc., Managers of Signal Mutual, are proud to award the 2007/08 Industry Leader Safety Award, marine services division, to McAllister Towing.  McAllister came out on top against more than thirty Signal Member companies, many of which also have superior safety programs. The McAllister-Signal relationship dates back to 1993.

Each year Signal Mutual Indemnity Association, a group self-insurance program providing coverage under the U. S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, recognizes Members for outstanding performance in safety and loss prevention.  The Industry Leader Safety Award is given to companies in these categories: stevedoring, shipbuilding/ship repair, marine construction, and marine services.  Selection criteria include:

  • No traumatic fatalities (other than from natural causes) during the last year
  • Reduction in claim frequency in each of the last three years
  • Reporting man hours and payrolls on a timely basis

Signal Assistant Vice President Scott Eppleman of Houston, TX presented the award to VP and General Counsel Brian Buckley McAllister and the Insurance department of McAllister in a ceremony at McAllister’s headquarters in New York City.  Upon receiving the award Buckley McAllister said “We greatly value this award and our relationship with Signal Mutual.  We proudly accept the Industry Leader Safety Award on behalf of our hard working crews and shoreside personnel.  The award validates McAllister’s commitment to its safety policy: “Safety First: McAllister Towing is a family run company that cares about people.  Before undertaking any job, our first priority is to make sure the work can be done safely, for everyone.”

Founded in 1864, McAllister operates a fleet of over 80 tugs.  The corporate headquarters are located in New York with additional offices on the East Coast and Caribbean from Maine to Florida and Puerto Rico. For more information visit Formed in 1986, Signal is the largest provider of Longshore benefits in the United States.  For more information visit

By Professional Mariner Staff