Nominations are now open for the International Maritime Organization's annual award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.
Nautilus members who would like to make a nomination should please get in touch with the Union via firstname.lastname@example.org
The award provides international recognition of individuals or groups of individuals who, at risk to their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment. Nominations may also involve displays of extraordinary seamanship skills in very difficult conditions or any other acts of outstanding courage at sea.
Last year’s winner, Mr Tran Van Khoi, a search and rescue officer from Vietnam, received the award after repeatedly risking his own life to save 12 people trapped onboard the sunken cargo vessel Vietship 01.
The act of bravery recognised in the 2022 awards must have occurred in the period from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022.
Nominations for the 2022 awards must be sent to the IMO no later than 15 April 2022.