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The first International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) Port Operations Awards
06 July 2018

Captain Kevin Richardson and Captain Yoss Leclerc with Dr Terry O'Brien AM (centre) representing OMC International and its role in the application of UKC management at Port Hedland, Pilbara Ports Authority, winner of The Safe, Efficient and Secure Port Award
Captain Kevin Richardson and Captain Carita Rönnqvist with Captain Andreas Mai (centre), Harbour Master, Port of Bremerhaven and Bremen recognised for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Profession of Harbour Master
Captain Kevin Richardson and Captain Naresh Sewnath with Captain Rob Gutteling (centre), representing Port of Rotterdam Harbour Master's Office (centre) Port Operations Photograph of the Year
The photo shows the intentionally big bridge; one navigation position in the front is separated from the specific harbour master tasks that are performed on consoles in the back to improve the safety of working since there is less distraction in navigating

IHMA is delighted that its initiative to introduce awards highlighting the contribution of people and organisations to port operations has met with such a positive response. The first ever IHMA awards were announced at the Association's biennial Congress Dinner held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on 27 June 2018.
The Safe, Efficient and Secure Port Award to Pilbara Ports Authority for Under-Keel Clearance Management at Port Hedland in conjunction with IHMA Commercial Member OMC International.
The Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Profession of Harbour Master Award to Captain Andreas Mai, Harbour Master, Port of Bremerhaven and Bremen.
The Port Operations Photograph of the Year Award to the Harbour Master's Office of the Port of Rotterdam for its photo of a hybrid patrol vessel (illustrated).


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