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Appointment of Nick Nelson as HSE Officer, St. Johns Ship Building

St. Johns Ship Building is proud to announce the appointment of Nick Nelson as our first HSE Officer. Nick has more than a decade of service with St Johns Ship Building, most recently acting as Yard Safety Manager. 

“I am proud to accept my new role as HSE Officer within St Johns Ship Building. I expect to participate in an increased effort to protect our employees from the hazards of the industry by implementing additional new policies and procedures as well as increased oversight and training.  As we continue to grow as a company, so will our efforts and commitment to protect our employees and our environment.  Just as we care for the well-being of our employees and their families, we are also making strides to protect our planet.” Nick Nelson, HSE Officer, St. Johns Ship Building

Current HSE initiatives includes partnering with Green Marine and using their established blueprint for working towards goals that will reduce our carbon footprint.  As a partner with Green Marine, we will not only be addressing many environmental challenges related to shipbuilding and repair, but we will also begin working directly within our community to form relationships with local organizations, NGOs, and other outreach programs.  

“The creation of this new HSE position within our shipyard facility will allow our company to better prioritize our goals of environmental stewardship as well as focusing more resources towards the increased health and safety of our employees”, said Ed Sheets, Executive Vice President Americraft Marine Group.

St. Johns ship building is based in Palatka, Florida near Jacksonville.  St. Johns leads in the new construction and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum vessels, including ferries, tugs, deck, and tank barges, landing crafts, and general cargo vessels.  Significantly, it’s also one of the few U.S. shipyards that is currently building vessels that support and service offshore wind farms.  St. Johns’ holding company, Americraft Marine, a maritime subsidiary of the U.S.-headquartered privately-owned business group Libra Group, was launched to support and strengthen the U.S. shipbuilding industry and infrastructure with the goal to build St. Johns Ship Building as a center of excellence in Jones Act ship building. 

For more information regarding St Johns Ship Building please visit: https://www.stjohnsshipbuilding.com