Safety and Health Working Group

Capt. Cole Cosgrove, Chair

  • US Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance for COVID-19

    • Crew Change Guidance Update

  • COVID-19 Critical Issues Survey

  • Mariner Wellness Initiative

  • Safety Data and Near Miss Reporting Standardization  

  • Extreme Weather Events Committee: CMTS Maritime Transportation Extreme Weather Report February 2018; 2019 04-08 Update - J. Sienkiewicz NOAA/Ocean Prediction Center

    • Subcommittees

      • Technology & Equipment

      • Weather Training and Best Practices

Security Working Group 

Capt. Robert Sheen, Chair

  • CyberSecurity (on-going), Project Executives: Bob Sheen, Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. & John Jorgensen, ABS

    • Cybersecurity Survey

    • Cyber Risk Management and SMS (ISM Code) Integration - Published: Active Standard ASTM F3449 (SOCP Press Release) 

Environmental Protection Working Group

Ms. Yanran Wang, Chair

  • SOCP User's Guide to Ballast Water Treatment Systems Project 

  • EPA SmartWay (On-going), Project Executive: Yanran Wang, DNV GL

  • SOCP 2017 Summer Webinar/Meeting META Presentation

SOCP Future Leaders Committee 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Chapter

  • President: Shannon Elwood 

  • Vice President: Joshua Fitzler

  • Treasurer: Joseph Quinn

  • Secretary: David Kohler

  • Social Responsibility Group Coordinator: Jennifer Nalette

- Internship Program (on-going)

- Social Media Initiative (on-going) 

- Maritime SA/SH Prevention (completed 2018)

- Volunteer program with the National Marine Life Center (completed 2018)

Future Leaders Web-page


Workforce Recruitment, Development and Retention Working Group

Ms. Patty Finsterbusch, Interim Chair  

Emerging Technologies

Tracey Mayhew, Co-Chair & John Jorgensen, Co-Chair 

- Autonomous Vessels

- Additive Manufacturing

- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Membership & Marketing Outreach Committee (MMOC)

Mr. Jayson Toth, Co-Chair

Ms. Elizabeth Simmons, Co-Chair 

MMOC Webpage and Reference Documents 


Marine Highways Committee (MHC)