The winners of the 2012 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards were announced on 28 November 2012. The winners are :
Port of the Year: Kandla Port, India
Seafarer Centre of the Year: Seafarers' House Port Everglades, USA
Drop-in Centre of the Year: The International Drop-in Centre for Seafarers, Singapore.
Shipping Company of the Year: Shell Shipping
Welfare Personality of the Year (Joint Winners): Rev Dennis Claughton & Fr Giacomo Martino
The Awards were presented at an event hosted by the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation, Mr Koji Sekimizu.
The judging panel for the awards were Mr Masamichi Morooka President of the International Shipping Federation and International Chamber of Shipping, Mr David Cockcroft, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation and Mr Douglas Stevenson, Chairman of the International Christian Maritime Association.
The Awards are generously funded by the ITF Seafarers Trust.
Photos of the Awards event can be viewed here.
A video of the Awards event at the IMO can be viewed here.