Dutch Ship wins IMO Bravery Award

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) have given the annual award for bravery shown at sea, also known as the IMO Bravery Award, to the captain and crew of the Dutch ship "Momentum Scan". This ship rescued 226 migrants from a sinking wooden fishing boat. The rescue operation took place during bad weather in the Adriatic Sea near Greece.

The annual award was established by the organisation to provide international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.

This prestigious award was given during the 27th General Assembly of the IMO in London, at which the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Netherlands Mr Waldeck was also present.

Click here to see pictures of the IMO Bravery award ceremony.