ANNAPOLIS, MD, June 23, 2021 — Carbon Sink LLC (Carbon Sink), is pleased to announce that Rear Admiral James “Jim” Watson (USCG Ret.) has joined the company as a Senior Advisor. In this capacity Admiral Watson will advise Carbon Sink on all matters related to serving the maritime and defense naval sectors with sustainably produced, low-carbon fuels, as well as policy matters related to the development of renewable energy projects.
CEO Steve Meyer said, “Admiral Watson’s addition to the Carbon Sink team will better position us to rapidly become a leader in serving the needs of the maritime sector as it moves toward a lower-carbon future.”
With more than 30 years of leadership experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Interior and the American Bureau of Shipping, Admiral Watson brings unparalleled knowledge of the maritime industry, its criticality to global commerce and efforts to mitigate its environmental impact.
Most recently he was Senior Vice President at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the world’s foremost technical and standard-setting body for the shipping and off-shore energy industries, where he led Global Government Services, was President of the Americas Division, and has been involved in shaping policies to help reduce emissions from the shipping and off-shore operations.
Prior to joining ABS, Watson served as Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the US Department of Interior. In this role he provided regulatory oversight for energy exploration and production on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Before becoming BSEE Director, Watson served as the US Coast Guard’s Director of Prevention Policy for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, where his responsibilities included commercial vessel safety and security, ports and cargo safety and security and maritime investigations. He was also designated as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the government-wide response to the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
Watson earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Engineering from USCGA in 1978. He received his Master of Science in Naval Architecture and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985. Watson earned an additional Master of Science in Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in 2001.
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