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JAMS Panelist Receives Award of Excellence from Coast Guard

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Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.) is the first judicial recipient of the Congressman James Sener Award for Excellence in Marine Investigations. He was recognized for his role during the Deepwater Horizon Investigation in 2011.

The Deepwater Horizon Investigation was exhaustive in analyzing the myriad of technical issues as well as drawing from the best of inter-agency collaboration. It was also the largest investigation in Coast Guard history and the resultant safety recommendations will positively impact outer continental shelf safety for years to follow.

“The Deepwater Investigation truly epitomizes Congressman James Sener’s contributions as well as the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty “I congratulate Judge Andersen for being a pivotal part of the investigative team and for his contribution to the investigation of the largest oil spill in the history of the U.S.,” said Captain David Fish of the Coast Guard.

In 1874, Congressman James Sener of Virginia sponsored the legislation that created the modern Marine Investigation Program. Congressman Sener’s bill laid the foundation for the world’s most effective system for identifying and eliminating unsafe conditions in the marine transportation system. As such, this landmark legislation has been viewed as one of the greatest steps forward in Marine Safety. The Sener Award honors and recalls Congressman James Sener’s contributions to the safety of mariners, vessels, and the marine environment as well as the continuous improvement of the program by recognizing truly exceptional marine investigations.

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