National Maritime Day Celebrated with Norfolk Propeller Club
Friday, May 24, 2019
Posted by: Laura Bird
NORFOLK | On May 23, 2019, guests related to the maritime industries convened at the Decker Half Moone Center in Norfolk, VA to celebrate National Maritime Day. The celebrations included awards, a few words from keynote speaker Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS, 13th Superintendent, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and a wreath laying ceremony in which Scott Wheeler, President of the Virginia Maritime Association, participated.
Wreath Laying Ceremony. (Left to right) John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Virginia, Scott Wheeler, VMA President and President of Bay Diesel, Shawn Tibbetts, President and Chief Operations Officer of Port of Virginia, and Whiting Chisman, Vice President of the Virginia Pilots Association.
RADM Buono, keynote speaker at National Maritime Day, recognizing a 98-year-old veteran
AMO's Seafarer of the Year, Captain Robert Miller (left)
VSRF Tradesperson of the Year: (left)Dirk Rasker, Newport News Shipbuilding and (right) Axel Leon, BAE Systems, Norfolk Ship Repair