Propeller Club Announces Luncheon And Golf Tournament
NEW ORLEANS – The Propeller Club Port of New Orleans will host guest speaker Rear Admiral James Watson USCG (Ret.) at their next “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., Blaine Kern E, New Orleans, at 11:30 a.m.
“Advancing Safety at Sea with ABS” will be the lecture topic and the discussion will include news and developments from one of the world's leading marine and offshore classification societies.
Watson is the American Bureau of Shipping’s Americas Division President and COO and is responsible for all operations of ABS in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to joining ABS, Watson served as Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In this role he provided regulatory oversight for energy exploration and production on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Before becoming BSEE Director, Watson served as the U.S. Coast Guard's Director of Prevention Policy for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, where his responsibilities included commercial vessel safety and security, ports and cargo safety and security and maritime investigations. He was also designated as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the government-wide response to the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Propeller Club will also host its annual golf tournament to benefit their scholarship program for UNO's School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
The tournament takes place at the Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Dr., Gretna, LA, and starts at 12:00 p.m.
Registration is now open, and the Propeller Club is reaching out to companies for their interest in sponsoring and/or participating in the event. Admiral level sponsorship includes a foursome and Commodore and Captain's level sponsors will be acknowledged on all promotional material and during the tournament.
Registration fees include green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and door prizes.