IMO Prize for Martinez

Friday, November 18, 2005
The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2004 has been presented to Mr. Luis Martínez of Mexico, who has spent a lifetime in high profile positions in the maritime sector and is currently a fishing vessel owner.

Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, presented the prize to Mr. Martínez during a special ceremony (on Thursday, 17 November) at IMO’s London Headquarters during the Organization’s 23rd Extraordinary Council session, which precedes the Organization’s 24th Assembly, to be held from 21 November to 2 December.

The International Maritime Prize is awarded annually by IMO to the individual or organization judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work and objectives of IMO. The 94th session of the IMO Council in June took the decision to award the prize to Mr. Martínez in recognition of his long service to the cause of maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment.

The prize-giving ceremony was also attended by His Excellency Mr. Juan José Bremer CVO, Ambassador of Mexico in London; Mr. Tomas Lozano y Pardinas, Director-General of the Merchant Marine of Mexico; Mr. Martínez’ wife and family, as well as by delegations to the IMO Council and IMO staff.

Agreement of Co-operation with Mexico Following the prize giving, the Director-General of the Merchant Marine of Mexico, Mr. Tomas Lozano y Pardinas, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Directorate-General for the Merchant Marine (DGMM) of the Ministry of Communications and Transport, United Mexican States, and the International Maritime Organization, the objective of which is to formalize the close co-operation that exists between the Parties in the performance of technical assistance activities for Latin American countries, within the Organization's field of competence.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Maersk to Scrap Ships at India's Alang Beaches, NGO Dismayed

Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India's Alang beaches to handle an increase in vessels that need to be scrapped, to the dismay

Teknotherm Marine Moves HVAC Arm to Bergen

Maritime heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) firm Teknotherm Marine has established a new subsidiary is established with the name Teknotherm Marine HVAC AS.

Philippines Mulls Bilateral Sea Talks with China

The Philippines may consider two-way talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea but only if it wins its case with Beijing at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague,

Maritime Safety

Maersk to Scrap Ships at India's Alang Beaches, NGO Dismayed

Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India's Alang beaches to handle an increase in vessels that need to be scrapped, to the dismay

Video: Catapult Testing on Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has begun testing the updated catapult systems aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft

Owner Fined for 'Dangerously Unsafe' Vessel

The owner of a harbor tanker has been fined £3,000 with more than £7,000 costs after pleading guilty to a charge of operating a vessel for being dangerously unsafe.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1142 sec (9 req/sec)