“Piracy – The Menace at Sea” wins Seatrade Safety at Sea Award 2012




The Managers are delighted to have received on behalf of the Club the Seatrade Safety at Sea Award 2012 for the Club’s loss prevention DVD “Piracy – The Menace at Sea”. The award, sponsored by Lloyd's Register, was presented by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, who chaired the Seatrade Awards 2012 judging panel.

The awards ceremony dinner took place on Monday 14 May 2012 at the Guildhall, London. The event was attended by over 350 guests including ship owners, ship builders, brokers, government bodies, associations and others within the shipping industry.

Established in 1989, the Seatrade Awards is one of the most respected and recognised global maritime award schemes. The prestigious scheme rewards those who have demonstrated innovative solutions for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping and is in keeping with the goals and objectives of the International Maritime Organization.

Mr Sekimizu concluded the evening by saying: “Through these challenging times for the shipping industry, the Seatrade Awards once again provide an encouraging reminder that shipping is still able to tap into a rich vein of innovation and excellence by recognising and celebrating those who have demonstrated a clear ability to make improvements in key areas such as safety at sea and clean shipping and that these awards encourage others to strive for similar achievements.”

The production of “Piracy - The Menace at Sea” was supported by EUNAVFOR, NATO, the Royal Navy, UKMTO, OCIMF, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, IMO and the IMB among others. As with the Club’s previous loss prevention DVDs the project was undertaken by Callisto Productions and financed by The Ship Safety Trust. Further information about the DVD, including the option to view the full film or a trailer, can be found on the dedicated "Piracy - The Menace at Sea" webpage.

(Left to Right) The Rt Hon Michael Portillo, Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General, IMO,Chris Adams, Director and Head of Loss Prevention, SIMSL,Tom Boardley, Marine Director,Lloyd’s Register (award sponsor), Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade





Winners and runners up at the Seatrade Awards ceremony 2012 Seatrade Awards 2012
Chris Adams with Tom McInnes of Callisto Productions "Piracy - The Menace at Sea" - DVD Poster (further press materials available here)