Calling all nominees for annual Plimsolls


Do you know an individual or organization that has made an important contribution to safety in the maritime industry? Professional Mariner invites you to nominate them for a Samuel Plimsoll Award.

Each year, Professional Mariner presents Plimsoll Awards to honor outstanding achievement in the pursuit of greater safety for mariners.

There are two Plimsolls for outstanding service — one for an individual and one for an organization — to honor their contributions in making the industry safer for mariners. A Plimsoll also will be presented for innovation. This award recognizes an innovative product or service that contributes to improved safety or efficiency in the industry.

In 2016, Professional Mariner honored Capt. Gary Lewin of the Columbia River Bar Pilots for outstanding service by an individual and Harley Marine Services for outstanding service by an organization. The winner of the innovation award was Silverstream Technologies, the developer of an air-lubrication system for ship hulls.

For nomination instructions and award criteria, visit The deadline for nominations is Feb. 3. The winners will be announced in March.

By Professional Mariner Staff