Capt. George Pontikos was recognized by the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee and the U.S. Coast Guard for his decades of service to the Houston maritime industry at the May 3, 2019, Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee meeting. Capt. Pontikos retired earlier this year from Odfjell Tankers, and formerly served on the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee Executive Committee. CAPT Kevin Oditt presented the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Service Award, and Chairman Plunkett and Vice Chairman Foret presented an appreciation award from LSHSC.