A longstanding maritime tradition, now codified by the International Maritime Organization in 1974 as part of the Safety Of Life At Sea (as amended), Regulation 33/1 – is the expectation and duty of a ship to render assistance to those in distress at sea without regard to their nationality, status or the circumstances in which they are discovered.

The Alumni Association has created the Humanitarian Award in 2018 to recognize MMA Alumni who have distinguished themselves in the spirit of the long standing maritime tradition of coming to the aid of those in distress. This award will serve to recognize the outstanding efforts of our alumni, and also serve as an inspiration to others who may someday find themselves in a situation where their involvement may prove critical to saving the lives of others.

2018   Capt. Paul Jacobs ’58
2019   Capt. Michael Tolley ’93

Criteria and Process
Nomination Form