U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer to Receive IMO Bravery Award

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer will be awarded with the IMO Bravery at sea award for his role in the rescue of four fisherman who abandoned ship in a liferaft during heavy weather off the coast of Maine. A panel of judges decided that the rescue by Petty Officer Michael Kelly merited the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, the IMO's highest honor for bravery. … [Read more...]

Chinese Rescue Diver to Receive IMO Exceptional Bravery At Sea Award

A Chinese rescue diver who led a series of dives to help rescue six crew members from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea, the International Maritime Organization has announced. The rescue started 27 November 2017 when the bulk carrier M/V Jin Ze Lun collided with another ship in Guangzhou Port, China, causing the bulk carrier … [Read more...]

Houston Ship Pilots Receive IMO Bravery at Sea Award, Global Shipping’s Highest Honor for Bravery

Two Houston Ship Pilots who risked their lives to bring a burning ship to safety and prevented a major maritime disaster on the Houston Ship Channel have been presented with the International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, the highest honor for bravery at sea in global maritime industry. The pilots, Captain Michael G. McGee and Captain Michael C. … [Read more...]

Two Houston Ship Pilots to Receive IMO’s ‘Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ Award

The International Maritime Organization has awarded the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to two Houston ship pilots for their role in preventing a major disaster when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames in the Houston Ship Channel. The Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is the IMO's highest honor for bravery at sea. The two pilots - … [Read more...]

Tanker Captain is First Woman to Receive IMO’s ‘Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ Award

Captain Radhika Menon has become the first woman to receive the prestigious IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic heavy seas rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal. Captain Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, was presented the award on Monday during a ceremony at the 97th session … [Read more...]