Outstanding Bravery

A captain who kept his crew and vessel safe despite suffering an attack from Somali pirates that nearly cost him his life will receive a prestigious annual award for bravery at sea, the United Nations maritime agency has announced.

The IMO said its Council had endorsed the decision of a panel of judges to grant the 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Seog Hae-gyun, for “truly extraordinary bravery”.

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