Brad Hartman, Port Engineer at FRS Clipper
Brad Hartman, Port Engineer at FRS Clipper

FRS Clipper is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 2023 AEU Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace. FRS Clipper’s safety programs are overseen by Port Engineer Brad Hartman.

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc., the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers, presents the AEU Safety Awards each year to its best performing members nationwide.

“The safety of our employees and guests is the most important thing for us,” said Matthias Pahnke, FRS Clipper CEO. “I am proud of our team that puts safety first at all times – including immediately stopping the CEO when he thinks that it is ok to walk on the dock without a life jacket. Safety knows no hierarchy.”

Eligibility for the awards is based on the frequency and severity of workers’ compensation incidents for the prior calendar year, as well as safety-related metrics determined by AEU’s loss control team.

“Receiving the AEU Safety Award illustrates a member’s excellence in safety,” said Jimmy Burgin, AEU’s senior vice president and director of loss control. “This achievement speaks volumes about the steadfast dedication of every employee within an organization. From supervisors to frontline personnel, their tireless efforts in maintaining a top-tier safety program truly set them apart in the maritime industry.”

About FRS Clipper:

FRS Clipper, a subsidiary of worldwide ferry operator FRS, connects guests with unique and thoughtful travel experiences in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, FRS Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for more than eight million travellers, including direct catamaran service between Seattle, Washington, and Victoria, British Columbia.