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Bollinger Receives Award For Excellence In Safety From Shipyard Council of America - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Boysie Bollinger accepts the Award For Excellence In Safety from the Shipyard Council of America on behalf of all of the workers at Bollinger. (Left to right – Ian Bennitt, SCA Manager, Government Affairs; Donald "Boysie” Bollinger, Chairman, CEO and President Bollinger Shipyards, Inc: Matt

LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been presented the "Award For Excellence In Safety" by the Shipyard Council of America (SCA). The award was presented during the association’s April 7, 2008 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C.

The Award For Excellence In Safety is given to member companies who have an end-of-year Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) that is below the total SCA rate. In 2007, SCA members set their lowest rate ever with a TRIR of 5.86.  Bollinger’s rate for 2007 was 3.20.

The award was presented to Donald "Boysie” Bollinger, Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO, who accepted the award on behalf of all of the workers at Bollinger. "This is the result of Bollinger employees staying focused on safety and watching out for each other, and again their efforts have been noticed by the shipbuilding/repair industry,” said Bollinger. "Thanks to our dedicated employees, Bollinger Shipyards remains one of the Safest Shipyards in America”.  SCA Manager, Government Affairs, Ian Bennitt said, "Congratulations on being one of the recipients of SCA’s Award for Excellence in Safety.  With SCA’s TRIR being our lowest ever at 5.86, it truly is an honor and is indicative of Bollinger’s commitment to safety”. SCA is the largest national trade association representing the U.S. shipping industry. The association is comprised of approximately 40 SCA member companies, comprised of 100 shipyards within the United States. 

A U.S. based family owned and operated company, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is comprised of thirteen (13) shipyards that are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston.  Bollinger is a leading provider of offshore and inland oilfield support vessels, OPA'90 tank barges, tugs, drilling rigs, liftboats, fast patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its three new construction shipyards; it’s the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 40 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.

Shipyard Council of America (, (SCA) is the largest and most broadly-based national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members build, repair and service America's fleet of commercial vessels.  SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that maintains and repairs Navy combatant ships and other government craft, as well as builds small and midsized vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and other government agencies.  The Council represents 36 companies that own and operate over 100 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system and Hawaii. SCA also represents 25 affiliate members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry.


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