The Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2000 Halert C. Shepheard Award. "Nominations for a living individual may be submitted for a single outstanding contribution to merchant marine safety, or in recognition of, dedication to, or exceptional leadership in activities associated with safety over a period of time," said Joseph Cox
, President of the Chamber. "Nominees may include individuals who are eminent in their marine field of endeavor such as ship operators, naval architects, marine engineers, shipbuilders and those affiliated with ship operators, governments, or marine associations." Shortly after his death in 1975, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Shipping
of America (at this time the American Institute of Merchant Shipping
) established the Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Fund
to support an award to an individual in recognition of exceptional achievement toward merchant marine safety, the area to which RADM Shepheard contributed greatly throughout his long and distinguished professional life. The recipient is presented with a Steuben Crystal Eagle
and a hand-written certificate. Nominations should be based upon the nominator's direct personal and professional knowledge of an individual and must be received by Jan. 12, 2001. The nomination should be in letterform including a brief description as to why the Nominee should be considered. The nominee and nominator should not be directly affiliated with the same organization. The Chamber of Shipping of America determines the awardee. The 2000 award will be presented following the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the American Bureau
of Shipping in April 2001 in New York City.