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Conley Marine's Laura Martin joins New Orleans safety council

Oct 14, 2019 08:41 AM
Laura Martin

Laura Martin

(HARVEY, La.) — Conley Marine Services has announced the appointment of Laura Tabor Martin, director of sales and business development, to the Executive Board of the Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council in the position of membership chairperson.

“I am excited and eager to begin working with the GNOPSC executive board, a board made up of well-respected leaders in the marine industry, to help bring new members in and to learn more regarding waterways infrastructure and security," Marine said.

Certified as a Subchapter M lead auditor and surveyor through Decatur Marine Audit and Survey, as well as an ISM lead auditor and designated person ashore, Martin is deeply immersed in the Gulf Coast’s marine market. As an active member in both WIMOs and WISTA, her relationships will help to bolster membership in the Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council and to further the offerings presented on Marine Industry Day.

The Greater New Orleans Port Safety Council (GNOPSC) has been active in southern Louisiana for over 40 years, with a mission to promote safety and security in the navigable waterways of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. In collaboration between local industry leaders and the United States Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, the GNOPSC is a forum for identifying, assessing, and addressing navigational safety and security concerns throughout the USCG captain of the port area, which encompasses the Lower Mississippi River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, Port Allen Route, Atchafalaya River, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and Tiger Pass.

Conley Marine Services operates a shipyard on the Harvey Canal, offering repairs, maintenance and overhaul and refit services, both topside and below the waterline. Conley Marine also employs a staff of certified auditors and surveyors to help meet the demands of the various regulations facing the bluewater and brownwater marine markets.

Martin joined the Conley Marine team in March 2019, after a 20-year career in marine technology, and a long-standing family history of mariners, marine engineers and electricians. She has a wealth of understanding in the operating intricacies faced by bluewater and brownwater marine transportation companies alike.

“We are pleased and honored to have a member of the Conley Marine team sit on a collaborative board of industry professionals and regulators, providing input into important topics such as waterways infrastructure, waterway safety and hurricane preparedness,” said Daniel Babin, president of Conley Marine Services.

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