11/24/2017: Congratulations to the latest QUALSHIP 21 E-Zero designees

Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees under the Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program! QUALSHIP 21 recognizes foreign ships that have demonstrated the highest commitment to maintaining strict compliance with U.S. and international safety, security and environmental regulations.


10/5/2017: Congratulations to first round of E-Zero certificate holders

In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, each month Maritime Commons will publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.


7/20/2017: Rear Adm. Thomas signs first QUALSHIP 21 certificates with E-Zero designation

The new E-Zero designation is part of the QUALSHIP 21 program, whereby ships are further recognized for achieving a high level of environmental compliance and sustained performance. Approximately 15 percent of existing QUALSHIP 21 ships will receive the E-Zero designation.


4/14/2017: New E-Zero initiative will recognize exceptional compliance

E-Zero is part of the existing QUALSHIP 21 program and recognizes exceptional compliance across multiple environmental areas.