Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

The purpose of the Award is to provide a unique, international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage at sea.

This year, due to recent amendments to the Award Guidelines, nominations may now also involve displays of extraordinary seamanship skills in very difficult conditions or any other acts of outstanding courage occurring at sea.

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 expired will not be eligible for consideration.

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

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