On July 30th, 2015 at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas, The Coastal and Marine Operators group (CAMO) received a 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category from The Gulf of Mexico Program. CAMO educates mariners in the Gulf of Mexico about working safely around energy infrastructure to prevent oil spills.
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ped the Gulf Guardian Awards as a way to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. The Gulf Guardian Award exemplifies what the Gulf of Mexico Program is all about; innovative solutions that come about when we pool resources and look for creative ways to positively impact our quality of life and economic well being. The partnership of the Gulf of Mexico Program seeks to improve the environmental health of the Gulf in concert with economic development. The Gulf Guardian Awards is an important way by which we recognize these valuable efforts.
Through grants from the U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, CAMO partnered with Port Fourchon and PortVision to protect the safety of mariners, the environment and hydrocarbon pipelines from being damaged.
PortVision® AIS-based vessel-tracking service is being used to monitor vessel activities in the two charted pipeline corridors north and south of Port Fourchon. When PortVision detects a vessel operating at a speed less than 0.5 knots for three minutes or more within one of these corridors, an addressed, one-time AIS Safety Related Message (also known as message 12) is immediately transmitted directly to the vessel’s wheelhouse that says, “PIPELINE BELOW.”
PortVision uses this same AIS technology to protect the valuable offshore assets of major oil companies operating all over the world. If you would like to learn more about PortVision's Asset Protection technology, please call Jason Tieman at 1-409-256-5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.