The closing date for nominations of candidates to be considered for the 2008 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is 15 April 2008. The annual award was established by the Organization to provide international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.
Individuals wishing to highlight an act of bravery should approach their national maritime Administration or one of the IGOs or NGOs to make the nomination. The winner of the Award will be presented with a medal, which will be accompanied by a certificate citing the act of exceptional bravery performed.
Nominations, for actions performed during the period 2 March 2007 to 29 February 2008, may be made by:
- United Nations Member States;
- Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs); and
- Non-governmental international organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with IMO.
The nomination form can be downloaded on the IMO website