UK Announces New Merchant Navy Medal

UK Chamber Of Shipping CEO, Guy Platten has welcomed the announcement today of the recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service;   “I am delighted to congratulate all the recipients of this new national award. It is testament to the great dedication which they have shown throughout their careers and their commitment to the industry in which they … [Read more...]

IMO Honors Korean Captain Seog for Exceptional Bravery at Sea [VIDEO]

LONDON - (IMO) Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry, has been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011, for his decisive, brave and courageous actions to protect his ship and crew during a vicious pirate attack in the Indian Ocean, which left him with serious and … [Read more...]

Shipping Industry Recognizes Year’s Achievements at Lloyd’s List Awards – The Winners

Some of the biggest names in shipping met this week in London for the annual Lloyd's List Awards, one of the industries most acclaimed events recognizing the years great achievements in shipping. The focus of this years awards crossed many issues facing the maritime industry − safety, the environment, financing and innovation. The awards are independently judged and … [Read more...]

IMO awards Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award to piracy survivor

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has unanimously endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that the 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea should go to Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry. Captain Seog was nominated by the Government of the Republic of Korea for his heroic actions to … [Read more...]

Captain Landry Wins Shipmaster of the Year Award 2010

Here at gCaptain.com, we are VERY happy to learn that Captain Alwin Landry has won the Lloyd's List's coveted Shipmaster of the Year Award 2010.  As some of you may know, we submitted Captain Landry as our nomination for the award after learning about his heroism and leadership on the night of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.  Captain Landry was master of the Tidewater vessel, … [Read more...]