AOTOS Award recipients named
The United Seamen’s Service said it will present its 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards this year to James L. Henry, chairman and president of the Transportation Institute; General Duncan J. McNabb, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command; and Robert D. Somerville, chairman of ABS (formerly the American Bureau of Shipping).
The awards will be presented at a gala industry dinner and dance to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City, on Oct. 28.
A special AOTOS recognition plaque will also be presented to Capt. George Quick, former president of the Association of Maryland Pilots.
All proceeds from the AOTOS event benefit USS community services abroad for the U.S. merchant marine, seafarers of all nations, and U.S. government and military overseas.
The recipients will share the evening with a group of American seafarers who will be honored for acts of bravery at sea.