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IMO Awards 2019 - for Exceptional Bravery at Sea - Call for Papers


The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has the honour to invite nominations for candidates for the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

For this purpose, annex 1 to this circular contains Guidelines defining the purpose of, and the criteria for granting the Award; the process by which nominations for the Award will be sought, considered, assessed, judged and decided; the form of the Award; and the manner in which it will be awarded.

In this connection, following the Council's decision, at its 120th session, the Award Guidelines have been amended in order to widen the spectrum of the nomination criteria to include exceptional acts of seamanship, as well as bravery.

Nominations for the Award may be made by:-United Nations Member States;-intergovernmental organizations; and/or-non-governmental international organizations in consultative status with IMO.

The recipient of the Award will be presented with a medal, which will be accompanied by a certificate citing the act of exceptional bravery performed.

The presentation will take place at a special ceremony to be held in conjunction with the celebration of a major IMO occasion, as appropriate.

The Secretary-General would be most grateful if nominations of candidates to be considered for the 2019 Award (for actions performed during the period 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2019) could be sent as soon as possible in order to reach IMO by no later than 15 April 2019.

It should be noted that actions performed outside the qualifying period, and nominations received after the deadline has expiredwill not be eligible for consideration.

For more information, please download the Circular Letter No.38943 of 1 October 2018 (new window) and the Nomination Form (new window).

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Event Date 15 April 2019
Event End Date 15 April 2019


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