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Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the contributions to welfare made by seafarers worldwide in 2021 and to our sponsors Shell and BHP!
In the words of our Secretary General, Andrew Wright,
“These Awards have gone from strength to strength. Once again, as last year, we have seen outstanding quality in the nominations for 2021. As a judge, I can confirm it has been really difficult to make decisions! What makes this year’s crop of awards particularly striking has been the fact that they cover a year of pandemic. They reflect the immense and impressive work done by so many companies and individuals in responding to the acute challenges enforced so suddenly and so painfully on seafarers and their families.”
We are pleased to announce the Awards Winners below:
The seafarer who has made a significant contribution to welfare at sea:
Chief Cook Luvimar Ibay of Jebsen-PTC Maritime Inc
The shore-based person who has made a significant contribution to seafarers’ welfare:
Homi Bharda of Campbell Shipping
Highly Commended: Riza Jamero, Global Marine Travel
For the Cadet or Trainee who has made a significant contribution to seafarers’ welfare at sea or ashore:
Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis of Marlow Navigation
Secretary General Award
The person or company who has shown sustained efforts to improve seafarers’ welfare at sea or ashore:
Highly Commended: Ardmore Shipping
For the company who has embraced a new programme, project or training which has enhanced seafarers’ welfare:
Magsaysay People Resources Corporation
Joint Highly Commended: Fleet and Greywing
A new award introduced in 2021:
Capt Dacanay of K Line Ship Management and the Crew of MT Genuine Venus
Highly Commended: Captain Venkata Mohan Battula, Fleet Ship Management
Congratulations again to the winners!
A video of the 2021 ceremony will be available to view shortly and details on applications for next year’s nominations will be found here soon.
The awards ceremony and gala dinner has traditionally been hosted in Singapore where guests are given the opportunity to network with some of Maritime’s key industry players. Singapore, a main hub of the shipping industry, is a magnet for major companies and there could be no better place at which to celebrate the contribution which has been made by seafarers worldwide as they perform their vital work which is fundamental to our global economy. We anticipate a live event next year and look forward to welcoming you all in person.