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International Maritime Prize


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 Recipient of the 2015 Prize

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​The International Maritime Prize for 2015 was presented to Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior, former Chair of the IMO Legal Committee and Vice President (Honoris Causa) of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), during a ceremony held at IMO Headquarters on 5 December 2016. 


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About the International Maritime Prize

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.

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.

2015

Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior (United States)



2014

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa (The Nippon Foundation) ​



2012

Dr. Thomas A. Mensah (Ghana)



2011

Mr. E.E. Mitropoulos (Greece)



2010

Ms Linda Johnson (United States of America) (posthumously)



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)