Your safety and security are our first priority.
In 2012, Wendella established the Wendella Learning Development Center, an on-site classroom environment dedicated to setting the industry standard for training our employees in safety and security. The Center focuses on all aspects of safety, including maritime safety, workplace safety, emergency first aid and life-saving techniques, fire prevention and environmental safety, as well as all current United States Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Directives. Training and classes are led by highly trained Wendella employees and national leaders in the maritime, safety and security industry.
Wendella employees have received numerous safety-related accolades including the USCG Meritorious Service Award; multiple U.S. Coast Guard Letters of Appreciation; and two Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) National Marine Safety Awards. Wendella team members are active in national and local leadership roles for the maritime industry. This includes serving as President of the Passenger Vessel Association, the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee and co-chair of the Southern Tip of Lake Michigan Area Maritime Secuirty Committee and the PVA's Safety and Security Committee.
All Wendella vessels and Chicago Water Taxis are federally documented and are inspected and certified annually by the USCG for passenger service. They are operated by the U.S. Merchant Marine Officers, licensed and credentialed by the USCG, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Wendella operates under, and is in compliance with, all applicable federal, state and local laws, operating rules and regulations including:
To ensure Wendella is in compliance with applicable federal, state and municipal laws, rules and regulations, the following policies and procedures are in place:
Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI Chicago Water Taxi The Chicago Water Taxi operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Chicago Water Taxi. For more information on the Chicago Water Taxi’s civil rights program, and the procedure to file a complaint, contact 312-337-1446, email email@example.com, or write the Chicago Water Taxi at 400 N Michigan Avenue Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60611 A compliant may be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, east Building, 5th Floor – TCR 1200 new Jersey Avenue SE, Washington D.C.
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