The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has the honour to invite nominations for candidates for the 2018 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.
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.
Although the Award is, in principle, to be awarded annually, the Council may decide not to make an award in any particular year if, in its opinion, the acts performed by the shortlisted nominees for that year do not merit such a distinction. In such cases, the Council may, nevertheless, decide to recommend that acts performed by such nominees should be recognized by the Organization through the award of an appropriate certificate of commendation.
The Secretary-General would be most grateful if nominations of candidates to be considered for the 2018 Award (for actions performed during the period 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018) could be sent as soon as possible in order to reach IMO by no later than 16 April 2018. 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 should indicate clearly the nominating Government (and need not be confined to its own nationals) or organization and bear an appropriate mark of authentication. To this end, a nomination form, which should be completed, is attached (annex 2).
In addition, in order to ensure that adequate information is given to enable the Panel of Judges to assess the merits of the candidates concerned and to facilitate the task of the Panel of Judges in considering the nominations for the 2018 Award, a form entitled "Description of Circumstances and Events" has been developed (annex 3), which should also be completed and submitted by nominating Governments/organizations, together with the nomination form, and a short narrative of events (not exceeding three pages).
In this connection, it would be appreciated if Governments and organizations, when nominating candidates, provide, in paragraph 7 of annex 3, sufficient information on the rescue act in the narrative, most especially the reasons why the rescue act in question warrants the description of "exceptional bravery at sea", to enable a proper and fair assessment by the judging panels.
All nominations should be submitted to email@example.com, and/or addressed to:
International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SR
Text - IMO Circular Letter No. 3781
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