Waterborne Transport Group

The NSC Waterborne Transport Group (WTG), was established on Sept. 14, 1917, as the Marine Section of the National Safety Council. Its goal was, and continues to be, safer waterways.

Learn More About the Waterborne Transport Group

fall Meeting Nov. 12-13, 2024

Registration is now open for the fall Waterborne Transport Group meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12-13, in conjunction with the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. Join industry leaders and professionals to discuss the latest developments and challenges in waterborne transport. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with peers, gain insights and shape the future of the industry. Register now to secure your spot at this essential event. 

Registration is $65 for NSC members and $100 for nonmembers, and includes breakfast both days, lunch on Tuesday and a reception. The meeting venue is within walking distance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where the International WorkBoat Show will be held. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Complete this online form. Sponsorship supports Wi-Fi, A/V, meals, snacks and future meeting plans.

Annual Benchmarking

Each spring, the Waterborne Transportation Group offers companies the opportunity to confidentially benchmark with others in this industry on safety and environmental incidents. See where your organization is compared to others on Injury Facts with NSC benchmarking. Only companies that provide data through this form will receive the full report in April. 

Download and save: 2023 WTG Benchmarking Template

All responses are separated from your identifying email address upon receipt. Confidentiality will be protected. Please submit your 2023 Statistics as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact the group by email.

Maritime Resources

U.S. Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security

National Fire Protection Association

American Bureau of Shipping

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Maritime Bulletins

● USCG Safety Bulletin Marine Safety Information Bulletins (uscg.mil)

● NTSB Safety Bulletin Safer Seas Digest (ntsb.gov)

● NOAA Marine Weather Warnings (noaa.gov)

● Army Corp of Engineers  Mobile District > Missions > Civil Works > Navigation (army.mil)


SafeMTS Near Miss Submission Process

Waterborne Transport Group Leadership

Mike Briner, CSP
[email protected]
Director, HSSE, Company Security Officer
American Steamship Company
Waterborne Transport Group Chair

David Guzman
[email protected]
SQE Manager
Keystone Shipping Co.
Waterborne Transport Group Vice Chair

National Safety Council Divisions

The mission of the National Safety Council is simple: to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace. Divisions are groups of NSC member employees organized to provide those with similar safety interests the ability to connect with others. 

The Divisions offer educational programs, resources and connection opportunities. With eight Divisions separated by industry or interest, there is a place for all member employees regardless of industry, organizational or safety program size, safety program maturity, or individual background or experience to add their voice to advance safety for all workers.   

Divisions work to advance safety best practices, build networks and bring expertise to the National Safety Council. Learn more about the Divisions at nsc.org/divisions.

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