New annual award program named in distinguished maritime champion’s honor
February 18, 2020
NEW ORLEANS — The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) today announced the institution of the Robert J. Alario Distinguished Achievement Award, named after former OMSA Chairman and President Robert “Bob” Alario, who received the inaugural award in a private ceremony organized by OMSA last month in New Orleans.
February 4, 2020:
The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), today announced the nominated slate of its Board of Directors for 2020 – 2021. The slate is led by incoming Chairman, Minor “Tony” Cheramie, III and includes the following new Directors:
September 11, 2019
Houston, TX – Today, the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) approved recommendations to increase the ability of energy-industry vessels to assist in disaster response activities. The proposal can be found in the final report entitled, “Use of Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) and other vessels in restoration and recovery efforts.” The report was produced by a team of industry experts on the Restoration and Recovery Activities Subcommittee.
June 4, 2019
New Orleans, LA – Today, the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) announced the formation of the OMSA Wind Committee and announced that membership on the Committee is now open to all OMSA members.
March 25, 2019
New Orleans, LA – Last week, the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) overwhelmingly approved recommendations that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) remove the hindrances that prevented U.S. energy industry vessels, from assisting Puerto Rico with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.
Louisiana Maritime and Shipbuilding Associations Release Study on Importance of Waterways to the State
February 20, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA – The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) and the Louisiana Association of Waterway Operators and Shipyards (LAWS) in conjunction with Senator Norby Chabert (R-Houma), Senator Ed Price (DGonzales), Senator Gary Smith (D-Norco), Representative Tanner Magee (R-Houma), Representative Gene Reynolds (D-Minden), and Representative Julie Stokes (R-Kenner) today announced the release of a study of the economic contributions made to Louisiana by the tug, offshore service, and shipyard industries.
CBP Revocation Notice Boosts U.S. Jobs; Prevents Foreign Companies from Taking Advantage of U.S. Law
April 4, 2017
New Orleans, LA – The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) today issued the following statement in response to erroneous claims and misguided research released by API and companies backing foreign workers.
Maritime and Shipbuilding Industries Call on Congress to Put American National and Economic Security First
April 4, 2017
New Orleans, LA – The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) today announced that over 1,900 letters calling for timely and proper enforcement of the Jones Act have been sent to Congressional leaders over the past two weeks.
May 10, 2017
New Orleans, LA – The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) today responded to an announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to withdraw its second proposal to modify and revoke letter rulings. This decision hurts American workers, vessel owners, and U.S. shipbuilders and prevents the creation of 3,200 new American jobs.