The opening speech was made by Recep Canpolat, the Chairman of Deniz News Agency and the Golden Anchor Awards Organization Committee and by Erdem Top, Vice President of the Executive Board of Dünya Newspaper.
The Golden Anchor Award for Contributions into Education was given to DEFAV for their contribution of 1 million TRY for Binali Yıldırım Student Dormitory. Bülent Temur, Chairman of DEFAV received the award from Prof. David Attard, Director, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute.
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PERSONALITIES GATHERED IN THE GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARDS CEREMONY
Gary Andrew Prosser, Secretary General IALA, R. Adm. Jean-Charles Leclair (rtd), Dean, IALA, World-Wide Academy & Accredited Representative of IALA to IMO, Giorgi Karbelashvili, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Mzia Lapiashvili, Permanent Representative of the Georgian Maritime Authority to the IMO, Prof. Dr. Parmen Khvedelidze and Mrs Lali Khvedelidze, Rector of BNTU, Chancellor of BNTU, Jemilat Mahamah, Representative of Ghana to the IMO, Adm. Cristiano Aliperta, Representative of Italy to the IMO and Mrs Patrizia Menini, Adm. Giancarlo Olimbo, Vice-Admiral (a.) IT.C.G., Director, Italian Maritime Academy Phils, Inc., Italy and Mrs Liliana Minervini, Nancy Karigithu, Chairperson, IMO Technical Co-operation Committee and Director-General, Kenya Maritime Authority, and Mr Charles Karigithu, Youngsun Park, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Mrs Soonhee Nam, Prof. David Attard, Director, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and Mrs Charmaine Attard, Lino Carmel Vassallo, Permanent Representative of Malta to the IMO and General Secretary, Malta International Shipping Council and Mrs Miriam Camilleri, MC Consult, Richard W.J. Schiferli, Secretary General Paris MoU, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Nigeria's Alternate Permanent Representative to the IMO and Mrs Omowunmi Olugbade, HE Ana Irene Delgado, Ambassadress of Panama to the United Kingdom and Mrs Isabel Irene Guerra de Delgado, Capt. Esteban Pacha-Vicente, Director General IMSO and Ms Maria Pacha, Nils Carl Rickard Rosberg, ISPS Security Inspector, David Jones, INTERCARGO Manager, Emily Rowley, Adviser International Chamber of Shipping, James Gresham Davis, CBE, K (Denmark) MA, FCILT, FICS, FISM, FIEx, FRSA, FNI (Hon), FIFF (Hon), Chairman of IMIF and Mrs Adriana Davis, Malcolm Vincent, President of IMarEST, and Mrs Linda Vincent, Maria Dixon, President of WISTA-UK, Paul Dixon, Director, ISM Shipping Solutions Ltd, Jeffrey G. Lantz, Chairman of IMO Council, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards US Coast Guard and Joseph J. Angelo, Managing Director INTERTANKO were the foreign VIP participants to attend the 7th Golden Anchor Awards Ceremony.
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