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...]

Bravery At Sea: Indian Tanker Captain First Woman To Receive Prestigious IMO Award

Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas. The IMO Council, meeting for its 116th session in London, endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that Captain Menon displayed … [Read more...]