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The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) is a 501(c)6 nonprofit and nonpartisan member-driven organization of industry leaders to promote and improve the maritime industry through collaboration, facilitation, recommendation, and innovation.  We are not a lobbying organization. Our members are the primary maritime stakeholders that include owning and operating companies, labor, training and educational professionals, mariners, regulatory, government and non-government organizations.


SOCP supports and promotes beneficial innovations in maritime operations.


View our upcoming maritime industry events.


View SOCP projects to help improve U.S. vessel operations' safety, productivity, efficiency, security, and environmental performance.


Partner with us to make a difference. Any organization with U.S. interests that support vessel operations is eligible to participate in the cooperative program.

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