The 2012 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will will go to members of rescue crews from Canada and Chile for their actions in saving the lives of persons in distress at sea
IMO Certificates of Commendation in recognition of meritorious services rendered will be awarded to the following nominees:
Mr. Wang Haijie, diver of the rescue vessel Bei Hai Jiu 116, Beihai Rescue Bureau, nominated by China, for rescuing four fishermen trapped under water in the cabin of the capsized fishing vessel Liao Dan Yu 26628;
The crew of the rescue ship Dong Hai Jiu 116, Donghai Rescue Bureau, nominated by China, for saving the 12 crew members of the stranded containership Jade in very difficult weather conditions, capsizing in the process; and
Coxswain Adrian Johannes Gunter, Crewman Leon Pretorius and Crewman Quintin Diener, volunteer crewmen of the rescue boat Queenie Paine, Station 33, Witsand, National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa, nominated by South Africa, for the risky search and rescue operation of the four crew members of the catamaran yacht “Gulliver“, in dangerous weather conditions.
The prestigious awards ceremony will take place at the IMO Headquarters in London, on Monday, 26 November 2012.
Should any of our kind hearted donors like to “gift” a ticket to London (from your frequent flier miles) to one of these three men, it would be most appreciated. Please contact Meriel firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 434 4011