International Maritime Prize received by Mr. Igor Ponomarev’s widow


The late Igor Ponomarev

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2006 has been awarded posthumously to Mr. Igor Ponomarev (Russian Federation), who was the serving chairman of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at the time of his sudden death in October 2006, age 41, and who had already given distinguished service to the shipping industry in a variety of senior positions both within and outside IMO.

Igor was one of those helping Alpha Global Expedition to navigate the Russian bureaucracy just before his untimely death.