IMO seeks nominations for Exceptional Bravery at Sea award

Do you know of a worthy recipient for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is looking for nominations relating to exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017. 

This annual award was established by the Organization to provide international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment. Nominations are scrutinized by an Assessment Panel made up of members of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with IMO, under the Chairmanship of the Secretary-General. 

The nomination form can be submitted by a UN Member State, intergovernmental organization or non-governmental international organization in consultative status with IMO.

The IMO has asked NGOs in consultative status, which includes IBIA, to promote and encourage the submission of nominations for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” received this highest IMO bravery recognition in 2016 for saving the lives of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat during a storm in the Bay of Bengal. 

If you know someone who you believe deserve to be nominated for this award, please contact us via IBIA’s IMO representative, Unni Einemo on this email:

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