International Maritime Prize goes to Mr. Frank Wall of the United Kingdom
The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2002 has been awarded to Mr.
Frank Wall of the United Kingdom.
A. O'Neil, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, presented
the prize to Mr. Wall during a special ceremony (on Tuesday, 2 December) at
IMO's London Headquarters during the Organization's 23rd Assembly session.
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 90th session of the IMO Council in June took the decision to award
the prize to Mr. Wall in recognition of his long service to the cause of maritime
is Head of Shipping Policy in the United Kingdom's Department for Transport
and has a long association with IMO. Among several notable career achievements,
Mr. Wall was Chairman of the MSC's Maritime Security Working Group which developed
in detail the comprehensive package of measures adopted by the Diplomatic Conference
on Maritime Security at the end of 2002. Mr. Wall also chaired the Committee
of the Whole at the Diplomatic Conference which adopted the measures.
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.
of Mr. Wall's paper will be international co-operation in the investigation
of maritime casualties.
Mr. Frank Wall
Mr. Wall joined the United Kingdom Department for Transport's Shipping Policy
Division in 1986. He has represented the United Kingdom at IMO's Legal Committee,
Council, and Assembly, and at the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.
He currently heads one of the Department's Shipping Policy Divisions.
Winners of the prize since 1995:
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