Submit your unsung heroe 2021

The Unsung Heroes of 2021’ awards evening, taking place during London International Shipping Week 2021, will celebrate the companies, master mariners and seafarers who have made outstanding contributions during the pandemic.



Ince strives to celebrate the unsung heroes of 2021, recognising the companies, master mariners, and seafarers that have made an outstanding contribution in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 crisis triggered wide-ranging implications for the global maritime sector, and the new restrictions put in place in response to the pandemic continue to have a negative impact on those working in the industry.

In particular, these restrictions prompted a crew change crisis, reaching its peak in 2020 with over 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea. As a result, strengthening the capacity to anticipate and recover from the disruptions of the pandemic has been a priority for the maritime industry over the past 18 months. At Ince, we are committed to championing our ‘key workers’ at sea, and commemorating individuals and organisations who have overcome many obstacles and initiated significant change within the industry.

Who is your unsung hero of 2021?

Nominations for the awards are now open. We invite you to submit your nominations for a company, master mariner or seafarer who has made an outstanding contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Raising morale;
  • Protecting life at sea;
  • Facilitating repatriation; or
  • Introducing coping strategies, such as providing additional measures towards improving the health and wellbeing of crew.

Submit your nominations today

Please download and fill in the form below to place your nominations. All forms must be submitted by 27 August 2021. The awards ceremony will take place on 14 September 2021, during London International Shipping Week 2021.

Who is your unsung hero of 2021? Submit your nominations today.

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This article is shared by courtesy of Ince. The ‘Ince Inspired: The Unsung Heroes of 2021’ awards evening has been organised in partnership with Royal Museums GreenwichStella MarisSailors’​ SocietyThe Seafarers’ Charity and The Mission to Seafarers.

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