We are delighted to report that our very own Jim Lawrence is the proud recipient of this year’s Silver Bell Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the maritime community, significant commitment to merchant mariners, and engagement with issues facing the maritime industry.
The Seamen’s Church Institute presented Jim with this prestigious award at its forty-first annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner, attended by over 700 guests earlier in June. Also honoured were Crowley Maritime, TOTE and Trailer Bridge Inc. who received the Humanitarian Award for their relief efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Admiral Charles Michel who retires from his position as Vice-Commandant of the US Coast Guard.
The Seamen’s Church Institute is one of the oldest charitable organizations in America, providing a wide spectrum of support services for seafarers, Jim’s acknowledgement by this organisation is a testament to his professional and personal impact on the shipping and financial industries.
Courtesy photos ©2018 Jonathan Atkin, www.shipshooter.com