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Alabama Shipyard Receives National Shipbuilders  Annual 2023 Excellence in Safety Award


Alabama Shipyard Receives National Shipbuilders  Annual 2023 Excellence in Safety Award

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June 19, 2023

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced Alabama Shipyard received SCA’s annual “Excellence in Safety” Award.  SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies with annual safety awards for the enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention. 

Through its proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health of its employees, Alabama Shipyard is one of seventeen shipyards to receive awards for its continued advancement of employee safety in the shipyard industry. 

Alabama Shipyard was awarded the prime contract for the conversion of two OSVs for the Woods Hole Steamship Authority (SSA). 

  “Workforce health and safety is woven into the fabric of our industry because the teams that work in our shipyards and throughout the industrial base are the most important asset we have in building and repairing the U.S. commercial and military fleets,” said Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America. “We are incredibly proud of Alabama Shipyard for its commitment and investment into advancing safety best practices that make our industry an example for other industries to follow.”

“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our commitment to safety for the second year in a row,” said Greg Wagner, CEO of Alabama Shipyard. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure the safety of each individual working in or visiting our shipyard.  This award is a testament to their dedication. We are proud of our team and are grateful to have been acknowledged for our hard work.” 

SCA member companies are eligible for a Safety Award if they submit the SCA Injury & Illness survey for all four quarters, have zero fatalities throughout the year, and either have a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) below the SCA average, or if they reduce their year-on-year TRIR by 10% or more.

About SCA

Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains, and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 40 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents 87 partner members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry. You can learn more by visiting


Established in 2019, Alabama Shipyard is a leading provider of ship maintenance, repair, overhaul, conversion, and shipbreaking services on the Gulf Coast. Operations began with a team of eight and quickly grew to over 200 industry professionals, bringing the 107-year-old shipyard back to life and into the 21st century. Situated at the mouth of the Mobile River, 35 nm from the Gulf of Mexico, the sprawling 423-acre facility offers unobstructed, deep-water access, three full-service piers; five deep-water berths; one of the largest floating dry docks in the U.S.(787 ft (240m) 46,400 lift capacity); and some of the largest cranes in terms of marine lifting capacity in the industry. From complex conversion projects to “quick-turn” emergency repairs, the Alabama Shipyard team safely delivers high-quality workmanship, on-time, and on budget

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