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C-PORT Membership Levels

Becoming a C-PORT member puts you in touch with dozens of other companies, like yours, throughout the marine world.

Marine Assistance Company membership in this Association is composed of companies directly engaged in the business of marine assistance, towing, and salvage of vessels in the United States.  Membership benefits include:

  • Representation of the Marine Assistance Industry among policymakers from Congress and other governmental agencies, State and Local.
  • Maritime industry partnerships that will help grow and develop business including our long standing relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Access to a group insurance program created to meet the needs of a marine assistance company.  This program is administered by Starkweather & Shepley.
"Since 1879, the senior management teams at Starkweather & Shepley have adhered to guiding principles that have inspired the vision of the agency.  The tools and products may have evolved over the years; however, our mission and commitment to “The Starkweather Difference” has remained consistent. 

We strive to provide a variety of insurance and risk management related services.
We are affiliated with financially sound, high-quality insurers.
We maintain a highly professional, sales-oriented, customer focused organization.  

Starkweather & Shepley will only recommend insurance companies to our clients based on coverage, service capability, premium cost, and financial security.

Our waterfront experience coupled with our market knowledge enables us to provide specialized coverage and personalized service.  Starkweather & Shepley, working closely with industry and insurance carriers, has successfully developed a national program for C-PORT."

  • Online Marine Industry Information and Resources
  • Company development through company Accreditation program - ACAPT
  • Risk Management education geared specifically to our operators and industry - Risk Management and Safety Management Systems
  • Access to the annual C-PORT conference, with speakers, programs and breakout sessions centered on your business
  • Periodic email blasts focused toward the Marine Assistance Industry keeping you informed 
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • And more!
  • Foreign Affiliate Memberships are available
Download the Application for Membership here:  Marine Assistance Company Membership Application

Associate membership is designed for persons, companies (other than Marine Assistance Company) or associations that engage in a business which supplies goods and services to, or is in some way related to or supportive of, the marine assistance industry including marine assistance industry subcontracting companies located in the US.  Marine vendors, maritime industry partners and other marine related businesses are encouraged to join as an Associate.  Download the Application for Membership here:  Associate Member Application 

Captain membership is designed for individuals working at a marine assistance company or for those interested in becoming a part of an interesting and rewarding industry.  Download the Captain Application for Membership here.  Captain Membership Application

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