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Sunday, November 18, 2018

IMO – awards for exceptional bravery at sea

The 2009 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea have been presented to a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and to two amateur sailors.


The rescue swimmer, in Arctic conditions, single-handedly rescued eight crew members from a foundered vessel in the Bering Sea.


The amateur sailors rescued three people from a sunken yacht in very heavy weather off a remote South Pacific coral reef.


Certificates for Exceptional Services Rendered to Shipping and Mankind were presented to the Commanding Officers, Officers, Petty Officers, and Crews of the naval vessels which have been participating in the international anti-piracy task force operating off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.