Shortlists for the 2015 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards have been announced
The 2015 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards – showcasing excellence in the provision of seafarers' welfare - will take place on 9th June at the International Maritime Organisation in London.
The shortlists for the awards have been announced by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN):
Shipping Company of the Year (sponsored by Garrets): AET Ship Management, Anglo Eastern Ship Management, Eidesvik, Hamburg SUD, JO TANKERS and Stolt Tankers
Port of the Year: Brunsbuttel Ports (Germany), Halifax (Canada), South Carolina Ports Authority (USA), Port of Sydney and Botany (Australia) and Ulsan Port (Korea)
Seafarer Centre of the Year (sponsored by Wrist Ship Supply): Seafarers' Center of Beaumont (USA), Seafarer Centre Bremerhaven (Germany), Duckdalben International Seamen's Club (Germany), MtS Newcastle (Australia) and Odessa Seamen's Home (Ukraine)
The Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year (sponsored by the International Chamber of Shipping):
Individuals: Chirag Bahri (India), Joseph Chacko (India), Sharon Emerson (USA), Maike Puchert (Germany) and Gary South (Australia)
Organisations: Associated Marine Officers and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP),
Hunterlink Recovery Services (Australia), National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) and Trinity House (UK)
The Seafarer Centre of the Year, Port of The Year and Shipping Company of the Year were all nominated directly by seafarers. The award for the Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year is nominated by seafarers, welfare organisations or self-nominated.