IMRF Awards About & News Categories Individual #WomenInSAR Team Innovation & Technology Lifetime Achievement People's Choice Award Finalists 2021 Captain Chen Jian Anna Bertrandsson Littke Krista Lynn Elvidge Commander Maritime Dr. Suzanna Razali Chan Lifeboat Station Scheveningen Coastguard Nelson NSRI JetRIB Team The LARUS Project Patrick van Eyssen The Judges Sponsors Past Awards Awards 2019 Winners 2019 Finalists 2019 Isobel Tugwell Captain SONG Yin Captain HUANG Zhibin Daisy Gallardo Marine Rescue Port Macquarie Coastguard New Zealand & Other Teams Floating Rescue Stretcher Use of remotely controlled assets in Maritime SAR Clay Evans Arthur Allen Media Gallery 2019 News Articles 2019 Awards 2018 Winners Finalists Media Gallery 2018 Sponsors 2018 News Articles Awards 2017 Winners Finalists Media Gallery 2017 News Articles Awards 2016 Winners Finalists Media Gallery 2016 News Articles Clay Evans, Superintendent, Canadian Coast Guard Finalist of the IMRF Awards 2019 Category: Lifetime Achievement Clay Evans has dedicated over 30 years of service to maritime search and rescue. He began as a rescue boat student, joining the Coast Guard as a Navigator after graduation. He has served on a wide array of rescue cutters and motor lifeboats, as well as in rescue co-ordination and management. He is currently Superintendent for Maritime Search & Rescue in Western Canada, but over his long career, he has served as teacher, has overseen the entry into service of the Cape Class Lifeboats, was instrumental in opening the Canadian Coast Guard SAR school in Bamfield BC and trained as a paramedic. He continues to be a role model and mentor within the Canadian Coast Guard. He is a published author and has written extensively about aspects of SAR operations around the world. Clay also holds the CCG Exemplary service and Diamond Jubilee medals. He has saved countless lives at sea, and his work continues to support and improve Canada's maritime lifesaving system. Today he is a key member of the North Pacific Coast Guard forum, as part of the Emergency Response working group, while championing the development of a new Indigenous Coast Guard Auxiliary Service. Mr Evans was nominated for being an extraordinary officer, leader and public servant who continues to share his knowledge and experience with the generation of mariners following in his footsteps. Photo Gallery View the Gallery in Flickr. Photo Gallery of the IMRF Awards 2019 Day Or view the full IMRF Awards 2019 album in Flickr.