Bouchard Transportation Co. president and CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored Oct. 5 at the Coast Guard Foundation 36th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard National Awards Dinner in New York City.

Bouchard was honored for his support of the Coast Guard and the foundation since 1985, helping to develop programs including education, Fallen Heroes scholarships, and support for Coast Guard members at sea and ashore, and relief for service members and their families in times of critical need.

Introduced by Will Jenkins, chairman of the Coast Guard Foundation and director of the American Bureau of Shipping, Bouchard in his remarks thanked the men and women of the Coast Guard for all that they do.

He proposed forming a new committee, including industry owners and operators, the Coast Guard, ABS and the American Waterways Operators, to provide more ongoing industry support for the Coast Guard.


Contributing Editor Kirk Moore was a reporter for the Asbury Park Press for over 30 years before joining WorkBoat in 2015. He wrote several award-winning stories on marine, environmental, coastal and military issues that helped drive federal and state government policy changes. He has also been an editor for WorkBoat’s sister publication, National Fisherman, for over 25 years. Moore was awarded the Online News Association 2011 Knight Award for Public Service for the “Barnegat Bay Under Stress,” 2010 series that led to the New Jersey state government’s restoration plan. He lives in West Creek, N.J.