Monthly Archives: July 2016

UESI Safety Program Audit

AIGAmerican International Group, Inc., also known as AIG, is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. AIG companies employ over 64,000 people in 90 countries.  AIG Property Casualty provides insurance products for commercial, institutional and individual customers.  AIG is UESI’s workers compensation carrier and recently conducted an audit of our safety program.  The following are excerpts from the audit report. 

The company has a strong EH&S program heavily influenced with the nuclear safety culture dealing with human performance and behavior based engineering. The nuclear safety culture is based on the principles established by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) (

Righting the Tug Kathleen

The Tug Kathleen was set on fire early Saturday morning.  The St. Lucie County Fire Department put out the fire but in the process the Kathleen sank.  
Efforts to raise the vessel on Sunday and Monday were unsuccessful and McCulley Marine Services (MMS) called in a crane from Underwater Engineering Services,
Inc.  (UESI).   Today with the help of 3 MMS vessels and the UESI crane, the Kathleen was righted and is floating again.  An oil boom and soak pads were placed
by MMS as a precaution but thankfully no hydrocarbons were discharged.  Floatable debris had been largely removed by volunteers.