Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

The Merchant Navy Medal provides an opportunity for the industry to recognise in a worthy and public manner, meritorious service by British registered Merchant Seafarers.

The Medal is awarded annually, without bias towards age or rank, to those eligible seafarers who are judged to have made a worthwhile contribution to merchant shipping, its operations, development, personnel, welfare or safety, or who have performed an act of courage afloat.

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2021 Recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service:

Dr Phillip Belcher, For services to seafarer welfare during the Covid-19 pandemic

Captain Susan Emma Cloggie–Holden, For services to maritime diversity and inclusion 

Captain Brian Cushing, For services to the maritime voluntary sector and mentoring

Captain John L. David FNI SCR, For services to the Merchant Navy, maritime careers and education

Mr Gordon Foot MA MSc FNI FIMarEST FCMI FILM FIIRSM, For services to maritime career promotion

Mr Roy Leslie Glencross, For services to the Merchant Navy and maritime charities

Captain Stephen M. Gobbi JP FNI FIMarEST, For services to the maritime sector and charities  

Captain Bryan Jennings, For services to the maritime Industry including during the Covid-19 pandemic

Mr Ian Kelly, For services to fishing safety
Mr Simon Jeremy (Jebb) Kitchen, For services to the maritime sector

Captain Vishal Kumar, For services to seafarer welfare during the Covid-19 pandemic

Mr Paul Owen, For services to equality and maritime diversity

Chief Mate Christopher Scothern, For services to the Merchant Navy and maritime sector

Captain Eric Smith, For services to maritime safety and education

Captain Susan Thomson, For services to women in maritime and diversity

Ms Claire Womersley, For services to women in maritime and diversity 
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