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International Maritime Prize




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The International Maritime Prize is awarded annually by the IMO Council to the individual or organization judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work and objectives of IMO.

Winner of the 2013 International Maritime Prize




Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado, Mexican academic and author of the Manual de Derecho Internacional Marítimo (Manual of International Maritime Law), received the 2013 International Maritime Prize, for his significant contribution to the work and objectives of IMO​.

The ceremony for the award of the 2013 International Maritime Prize took place on Monday 1 December 2014 at the end of the first day of the 113thsession of the Council  


International Maritime Prize

The International Maritime Prize consists of a sculpture in the form of a dolphin and includes a financial award. The winner of the annual prize is also invited to write a paper on a theme relating to the work of IMO. The paper is published in IMO's quarterly magazine, IMO News.


The prize was first awarded in 1980 and the winners have been:
2009 - Mr. Johan Franson (Sweden)
2008 - Mr. Alberto Alemán Zubieta (Panama)
2007 - Mr. Jørgen Rasmussen (Denmark)
2006 - Mr. Igor Ponomarev (Russian Federation) (posthumously) and Mr. Alfred Popp (Canada)
2005 - Dr. Tom Allan (United Kingdom)
2004 - Mr. Luis Martínez (Mexico)
2003 - Mr. William O'Neil (Canada)
2002 - Mr. Frank Wall (United Kingdom)
2001 - Mr. Giuliano Pattofatto (Italy) (posthumously)
2000 - Mr. Heikki Juhani Valkonen (Finland)
1999 - Mr. Ian Mills Williams (Australia)
1998 - International Lifeboat Federation
1997 - Dr. Gamal El-Din Ahmed Mokhtar (Egypt)
1996 - Mr. T. Funder (Denmark)
1995 - Mr. G. Ivanov (Russia)
1994 - Mr. J. Perrakis (Greece)
1993 - Admiral J. W. Kime (USA)
1992 - Mr. Y. Sasamura (Japan)
1991 - Dr. C.P. Srivastava (India)
1990 ­ Mr. Z. Sdougos (Greece)
1989 ­ Prof. J.W. Doerffer (Poland)
1988 ­ Mr. Emil Jansen (Norway)
1987 ­ Dr. James Cowley (United Kingdom)
1986 ­ Mr. Moustafa Fawzi (Egypt)
1985 ­ Mr. Per Eriksson (Sweden)
1984 ­ Mr. Shen Zhaoqi (China)
1983 ­ Mr. H.R. Bárdarson (Iceland)
1982 ­ Mr. George A. Maslov (USSR)
1981 ­ Rear­Admiral R.Y. Edwards (USA)
1980 ­ Mr. Modolv Hareide (Norway)
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