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Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards Announced

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The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced the international winners of its second IMRF H.E.R.O Awards 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 have been presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding bravery, professional expertise and innovation in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR).

 

The Winners Were

Anton Tasanen, the first mate of a dry bulk carrier who won the individual award, for jumping into rough seas to rescue an unconscious crewmate using the vessels mooring winch.

MOAS (the Migrant Offshore Aid Station) won the team award, for the crew of vessel the Phoenix who prevented the mass drownings of more than 1,800 people in the Mediterranean over just one weekend.

The UK’s RNLI Future Leaders Project Team 2016 won the Innovation & Technology award for their international programme working with new and developing SAR organisations. The team helps them to build leadership skills, implement processes and enhance training, leading drowning prevention in countries where it’s a major cause of death.

The Association of Maritime and River Rescue in Uruguay (ADES) won the Vladimir Maksimov H.E.R.O. Award for Lifetime Achievement, with special recognition for two volunteers Captain Ramón Sagüés and Engineer Otto Vicente Muzzio who established and built the organisation into the esteemed institution it is today.

The winners, from around the world, were announced on Thursday 2 November, at a presentation ceremony held at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, UK. The RNLI also nominated three Local H.E.R.O.s recognising the outstanding contribution of three long service lifeboat volunteers.

IMRF Announces Finalists for the H.E.R.O Awards 2017

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Today, we are launching the International Maritime Rescue Federation People's Choice Award.

The finalists for the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards, are all exceptional individuals and organisations from around the world who go above and beyond in maritime search and rescue (SAR).

But now YOU can vote for the finalist that you think stands out.

 

Who Do You Think Should be the IMRF 2017 People’s Choice H.E.R.O.?

You will find details about the finalists which have been shortlisted by the judges, on our website, on facebook and on the links below.

Over the past eight days, the SAR stories of each of the finalists of the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards for 2017, have featured on the IMRF facebook page. You can read them again by clicking on the links below.

To vote - just visit our facebook page and 'like' the original 'story' of the finalist that you think should be awarded the People's Choice H.E.R.O. Award - it's that simple.

 

Vote now

You can only 'like' the finalist's story once, but there is no limit to how many finalists you can vote for. Please encourage friends, family and colleagues to vote too by visiting the IMRF facebook page (new window) and 'liking' the 'story' of the H.E.R.O. of their choice.

IMRF Announces Finalists for the H.E.R.O Awards 2017

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IMRF Announces Finalists for the H.E.R.O Awards 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has announced the finalists for the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards, recognising some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world who go above and beyond in maritime search and rescue (SAR).

IMRF Chairman and Trustee, Udo Fox said: "We have received nominations from around the world and we would like to thank all those who entered an individual or organisation for an award. There were many, many extremely worthy candidates and organisations doing inspiring work. We would also like to thank the judges for their deliberations and for deciding on the list of finalists, which we are proud to announce today."

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What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards?

What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards?

The H.E.R.O. Awards was brought into life by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and Orolia/McMurdo in 2016 to raise awareness and recognition of the hard-working individuals and organisations making maritime Search and Rescue possible.

The H.E.R.O. Awards:

minilogoimrf Raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in the maritime SAR community, with the aim of increasing government, commercial and public recognition, support and funding;
minilogoimrf Reward the selfless efforts and achievements of individuals who make sacrifices to save lives, on the water or in support;
minilogoimrf Raise awareness of innovative SAR products, technologies and processes with the aim of spreading ideas for improvement.

Watch the H.E.R.O. Awards Video below

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We are delighted to announce that Orolia/McMurdo, lead sponsor and our trusted SAR partner, and Inmarsat, will continue their support of the Awards for 2017!

And we are thrilled that Navigate, Pole Star and SafeTrx have joined us this year! Thank you for your sponsoring and support!


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