Mr. Tran Van Khoi, Search and Rescue Officer from Viet Nam, will receive the award for rescuing four survivors from a sunken vessel.
pecifically, a search and rescue officer from Viet Nam has been selected to receive the 2021 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, after saving the lives of four people from a sunken cargo ship in extreme weather and heavy seas.
Mr. Tran Van Khoi, Search and Rescue Officer of the Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center No.II, Viet Nam Maritime Administration, was nominated by Viet Nam, for his extraordinary courage, determination and endurance.
Eight individuals or sets of nominees will receive certificates of commendation for their acts of bravery, while a further six will receive letters of commendation.
The recipients were selected by a Panel of Judges, whose recommendation was endorsed by the IMO Council, meeting remotely for its 125th session from 28 June to 2 July.
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For the record, Mr. Tran Van Khoi, Search and Rescue Officer was nominated for his courageous actions and tireless rescue attempts in a rescue operation that lasted over three days, in October 2020.
Concluding, the awards will be presented at an awards ceremony to be scheduled by the Secretary‑General.