A PORT Elizabeth business has scooped the SA Maritime Environmental Award for its role in minimising potential national maritime disasters.
Xtreme Projects, an environmental spill response operator based at the Port Elizabeth Harbour, received the honour at the SA Maritime Safety Authority award ceremony in Cape Town at the weekend.
The award aims to recognise going- greener efforts within the maritime industry through various programmes, products and services that minimise the impact of pollution in the oceans.
Xtreme Projects came out tops against five other finalists in the environmental category.
Xtreme Projects owner Kevin Kelly was “blown away” when he was called to the podium to receive the award.
“It is an honour to know that our work is being recognised. The organisers called me last week to go to Cape Town for an interview where they informed me that Xtreme Projects had been short-listed for the finals. We had not even entered and someone obviously put our name forward,” he said.