Awards

Polar Tanker Awards

Environmental, safety and maritime awards since 2011

2018

November 2018

2018 AwardsChamber of Shipping of America, Environmental Achievement Awards

  • Polar Discovery - 9 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 8 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Adventure – 5 Years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise – 4 Years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 4 Years, Environmental Achievement Award

August 2018

2018 Sapphire AwardOn August 16th, ConocoPhillips employee, Jocelyn Hall represented Polar Tankers at the NOAA Vessel Speed Reduction Award Ceremony at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in San Francisco.  Polar Tankers won the Sapphire Award (the highest level award) for reducing vessel speed during 59 transits.  We were recognized for our efforts to protect endangered whales from injury or death where they regularly feed in California.  Industry compliance is currently at 45% for the zones outside of San Francisco Bay.  

March 2018

The Osprey-level Benkert Award Polar Tankers was Awarded the Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Osprey Award for Environmental Excellence an unprecedented second time. The Osprey-level Benkert Award is the pinnacle of five award levels; Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Osprey. The Osprey award though not always awarded, is the highest level environmental award given by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Polar Tankers is the first Large Tanker operator to receive the award a second time having been a previous recipient of the Osprey award in 2014.

2016

November 2016

November 2016 Ship Safety Achievement Awards

Chamber of Shipping of America, Environmental Achievement Awards

  • Polar Discovery - 7 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 6 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Adventure – 3 Years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise - 2 Years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 2 Years, Environmental Achievement Award

May 2016

May 2016 Ship Safety Achievement Awards

Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Award

  • Polar Enterprise – 8 Years Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Discovery – 7 Years Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Endeavour – 7 Years Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Adventure – 6 Years Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Resolution  - 2 years Devlin Safety Award


2015

​November 2015

November 2015 Ship Safety Achievement Awards

Chamber of Shipping of America, Environmental Achievement Awards 

  • Polar Discovery - 6 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 5 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Adventure – 2 Years, Environmental Achievement Award

May 2015

May 2015 Ship Safety Achievement Awards

Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Awards 

  • Polar Enterprise - 7 Year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Discovery - 6 Year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 6 Year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Adventure - 5 Year Devlin Safety Award

2014

November 2014

Chamber of Shipping of America, Environmental Achievement Awards 

  • Polar Discovery - 5 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise - 5 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 4 years, Environmental Achievement Award

June 2014

William M. Benkert Osprey Award ConocoPhillips Subsidiary Wins Prestigious Maritime Award from US Coast Guard (June 25, 2014)

AUSTIN – The United States Coast Guard (USCG) today recognized Polar Tankers, Inc., a ConocoPhillips subsidiary, with the Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Osprey Award for Environmental Excellence. Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, the USCG 29th Vice Commandant, presented the award at the American Petroleum Institute Tanker Conference.

The Benkert awards were created to recognize outstanding achievements in marine environmental protection that go beyond compliance with industry and regulatory standards. A committee reviews and scores award applications submitted biennially by maritime operators. The Osprey-level Benkert award is the highest environmental award given by the USCG.

“ConocoPhillips is honored to accept this prestigious maritime award from the U.S. Coast Guard,” said John Dabbar, Manager, Global Marine. “Receiving the Benkert Osprey award recognizes the outstanding achievement that our Polar Tankers team delivers every day through a continuous commitment to excellence in safety and environmental protection. We are proud of our employees and appreciate this recognition from the U.S. Coast Guard, which provides exemplary service to ConocoPhillips, the maritime industry and the entire nation.”

Polar Tankers is a wholly owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips that includes five company-owned, double-hulled tankers, each with a million-barrel capacity and state-of-the-art redundant systems for environmental safety. The company operates these Endeavour-class tankers in the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS) trade, loading crude oil in the Port of Valdez, Alaska, and delivering to terminals within Puget Sound, Wash.; San Francisco and LA/Long Beach, Calif.; and Hawaii. 

May 2014

 
Capt. Wayne Komulainen accepted the awards and was accompanied by Vance Webb, HS&E Manager & CSO.Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise – 6 Years
  • Polar Discovery – 5 Years
  • Polar Endeavour – 5 Years
  • Polar Adventure – 4 Years 

2013

November 2013

Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 5 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise - 4 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Discovery - 4 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 3 years, Environmental Achievement Award

June 2013

June 2013 AwardChamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Awards

  • Polar Enterprise - 5 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Discovery - 4 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 4 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Adventure - 3 year Devlin Safety Award

2012

November 2012

Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Awards
  • Polar Adventure - 7 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 4 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise - 3 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Discovery - 3 years, Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 2 years, Environmental Achievement Award

June 2012

June 2012 Award

Chamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Awards

  • Polar Enterprise - 4 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Discovery - 3 year Devlin Safety Award

 

2011

November 2011

Chamber of Shipping of America, Environmental Achievement Awards
  • Polar Adventure - 6 year Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Resolution - 3 year Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Discovery - 2 year Environmental Achievement Award
  • Polar Enterprise - 2 year Environmental Achievement Award

June 2011

June 2011 AwardChamber of Shipping of America, Ship Safety Achievement Awards

  • Polar Enterprise - 3 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Discovery - 2 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 2 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Endeavour - 3 year Devlin Safety Award
  • Polar Adventure - 2 year Devlin Safety Award