Nominations Are Open For Shepheard Award For Maritime Safety

Nominations are being accepted for the third annual Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Award for Achievement in Merchant Marine Safety.

The award is given either for a single outstanding contribution to merchant marine safety, or for dedication to, and constructive participation in, activities associated with maritime safety over a period of time. Nominees may include individuals such as ship operators, naval architects and marine engineers, ship repairers, shipbuilders, and those associated with ship operations, government, or marine associations.

The award was established by the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) in 1976, in honor of the late Admiral Shepheard, who served in the United States Coast Guard as Chief, Office of Merchant Marine Safety, and who was internationally acclaimed for his work in the field. The award is administered by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Nominations should be submitted to Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Award, c/o Robert T. Young, Chairman, American Bureau of Shipping, 45 Broad Street, New York, N.Y. 10004.

The deadline for receiving nominations is January 1, 1979. The award will be presented on April 17, 1979, at the ABS annual meeting at its headquarters in New York City.

The 1977 recipient was Adm.

Charles P. Murphy, general manager, Ship Construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., and the 1976 recipient of the award was John L.

Horton, manager, Marine Division of Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Sep 1978 Florida

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