The finalists for the CrewConnect Global Awards 2022 have been announced following a thorough round of evaluation by an independent panel of distinguished maritime industry leaders.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the CrewConnect Global conference returns in person on Nov. 22 to 24 in Manila, Philippines. The flagship event in the maritime calendar connects the global crewing community and industry professionals across the world.
On its website, the event’s finalists were posted across five various categories: Industry Solutions Award, Innovation & Adoption of Technology Award, Safety at Sea Award, Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and the Seafarer of the Year Award.
The CrewConnect Global Awards recognizes the Industry Solutions Award as the industry supplier “demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry along the innovation track to positively impact crews in any of the following areas: marine training and education, seafarer welfare, seafarer recruitment or engagement, professional advancement.”
The finalists for this award are Ocean Technologies Group, PHILCAMSAT, Mental Health Support Solutions GmbH, Sailors' Society Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conferences, and The Mission to Seafarers.
For the Innovation & Adoption of Technology Award, it is awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to “moving the maritime industry along the digital technology track to positively impact crews in any of the following areas: marine training and education, seafarer welfare, seafarer recruitment or engagement, professional advancement.
The finalists for this award are Wartsila Voyage, Sailors' Society ShipVisitor App, Oceanic, Onboard Maritime, Mintra, and Maritime Trainer.
Furthermore, the Safety at Sea Award is given to those who have implemented “significant technical, procedural, or operational improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea.”
The finalists for this award are Marlow Navigation Co. Ltd., and Marlow Navigation Philippines, V.Group, and MarinePALS.
The Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award recognizes a leading corporate social responsibility policy or initiative implemented in the past year with a “measurable impact on crews or wider communities.”
The finalists for this award are International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), Berge Bulk Maritime Pte. Ltd./ Ms. Bong Regalado, Danica Crewing Specialists, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTCI), The Standard Club, Sailors Society, Oceanic, and Womaritime experts - Captain Londy Ngcobo.
In addition to this, the Seafarer of the Year Award will also be given to an “active seafarer” who has “stood out in the past twelve months as making a real difference to the crew and operations onboard.”
The finalists for this award are Van Alfred M. Villanueva, Marlow Navigation Philippines Inc./Capt. Noel Uy/BBC Pearl Officers and Crew
The winners will be revealed on Nov. 24 during the last day of the conference.