The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

Event Co-Chairman
Captain Ed Higgins
CE Horace George

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Two Poydras St.
New Orleans, La.
3-digit group code: CAM

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945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, La.

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2015 CAMM Annual General Meeting & Professional Development Conference

March 30-April 1, 2015 ✰ New Orleans, La., USA
Hilton New Orleans Riverside


Monday March 30, 2015

  • Event Check-in and Welcome Reception at Hilton Riverside, Hospitality Suite, Room #2886 1600-1800 hrs.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Hospitatily Suite open 2000-2200 hrs.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Professional Development Conference at The National WWII Museum
    • Michael J. Rodriguez
        ― Deputy Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration
    • Duties and Responsibilities of MODU Masters vs OIMs
      CDR Brian Khey
        ― Chief Inspections Division, USCG Sector New Orleans
    • Advancing Safety at Sea
      Jim Watson
        ― President & COO, ABS Americas
    • Industrial Renaissance along the Lower Mississippi River
      James McCall Baldwin, Jr.
        ― Manager/Owner of Southern Sails of Louisiana
    • Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Shore Leave, and Piracy
      Father Sinclair Oubre
        ― VP-IOMM&P, Pilot Membership Group
    • Maritime Labor Convention 2006
      Captain George Quick
        ― VP-IOMM&P, Pilot Membership Group
      Dr. Captain John A.C. Cartner

        ― Maritime Lawyer, Author of The International Law of the Shipmaster, CAMM #2574-R
    • ECDIS and Charting Changes
      Timothy R. Osborn
        ―Regional Navigation Manager, NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Eastern Gulf
  • Open Panel Discussion by speakers on topics covered during the day. Moderated by PDC Vice Chairman Horace George.
  • Cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
    Boarding at 1900 hrs; cruise from 2000 hrs - 2200 hrs with dinner buffet and cash bar.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • General Business Meeting at Hilton Riverside
  • Closing Dinner at Hilton Riverside
  • Keynote Speaker Mr. Gary LaGrange, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans

Event Registration

Registration with payment by credit card is now online.


Preferred accommodations are at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel for $139 per night plus taxes (standard room) with check-in on Monday, March 30 and depart on Thursday, April 2, 2014. Reservations must be made by February 28, 2015 to receive the group rate. The 3-letter group code is “CAM”. If you wish to arrive earlier and/or stay later call the Hilton Riverside Central Reservation number at 504-584-3959 and they will try to accommodate you at the CAMM rate. Outside our assigned dates, the rooms are first come first served as the Hilton has other events scheduled. This central reservation number is manned Monday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Keynote Speaker

Mr. Gary LaGrange

President and CEO, Port of New Orleans (2001-present)
During his tenure, the Port opened new, state-of-the art container, cruise and refrigerated terminals. LaGrange’s leadership brought the Port of New Orleans back into operation two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. More...


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―Contributor’s Level ―

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  • Captain Howard Hill #2831-RP
  • Captain John Jacobson #3312-RP
  • Captain Phil Mouton #1210-L
  • Captain George Sandberg #1919-R
  • Captain David Wade #2023-R
  • Vice Adm. Thomas Weschler #682-R
  • Captain Patrick Wright #3311-R
  • Captain Frank Zabrocky #1964-R

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