Short List Announced for the 2012 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards

Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards, aimed at show-casing best practice in seafarers' welfare in the maritime industry, will take place on November 28, 2012 at the IMO in London.


 
The organizers of the Awards, the International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW), announced the short list of finalists for the Awards:


 
- Port of the Year: Port of Corpus Christi, USA; Kandla Port, India and Port of Singapore, Singapore.


- Seafarer Center of the Year: The Flying Angel Club Fremantle, Australia; Mission to Seafarers Sydney, Australia; Mission to Seafarers Vancouver & Roberts Bank, Canada; Seafarers' House Port Everglades, USA; Seamen's Club Welcome Bremerhaven, Germany.


-  Drop-in Center of the Year: The Seafarers' Welcome Center, Chennai; and The International Drop-in Center for Seafarers, Singapore.


  - Shipping Company of the Year: Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (BSM), Cyprus; Columbus Ship Management, Germany; GasLog LNG Services Ltd, Greece; Holland America, USA; and Shell Shipping, UK.


  - Welfare Personality of the Year: Ms Apinya Tajit, Thailand; Reverend Dennis Claughton, Australia; Father Giacomo Martino, Italy; Joseph Chacko, India; and Reverend Noah Park, Australia.


  - The Seafarer Center of the Year, Port of The Year and Shipping Company of the Year were all nominated directly by seafarers. The award for Welfare Personality of the Year can be self-nominated, nominated by seafarers' organizations or individuals involved with seafarers' welfare.


 
The winners will be announced at a high profile awards ceremony hosted by the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, Mr Koji Sekimizu at the International Maritime Organization in London on Wednesday 28th November. The ceremony will be the culmination of two days of events organized by the International Commission on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) which includes an EGM on Tuesday 27th November and a seminar exploring the welfare aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on the morning of Wednesday 28th November.


 
Roger Harris, ICSW Executive Director, said: "These awards are about celebrating the work of those companies, organiszations, and individuals that go the extra mile to ensure the health and well-being of seafarers. 2012 has been an important year for the maritime welfare sector. In August the MLC was ratified and will come into force in 2013. The MLC will encourage the establishment of welfare boards and port welfare committees to oversee the development of seafarers' welfare services and facilities in ports. As organizations and governments around the world come together to set new standards they will be able to look towards those whose achievements have been recognized here as examples of best practice."


 
The judging panel for the awards is Mr Masamichi Morooka President of the International Shipping Federation and International Chamber of Shipping; Mr David Cockcroft, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation; and Mr Douglas Stevenson, Chairman of the International Christian Maritime Association.


 
The Awards are generously funded by the ITF Seafarers' Trust. The Awards are also supported & endorsed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), and Seafarer Help. The International Shipping Federation (ISF) is sponsoring the Welfare Personality of the Year Award and Intermanager is sponsoring the Shipping Company of the Year Award.
 

 
 

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