Award ceremony for marine rescues set for Thursday

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The Association for Rescue at Sea will hold its annual awards ceremony and reception on Thursday. The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and will be co-hosted by U.S. Congressional Coast Guard Caucus co-chairman Howard Coble.

The association will award the gold medal, silver medal and the Amver plaque for outstanding rescues made in 2011.

The gold medal and a cash prize will be presented to Coast Guard chief warrant officer Randall J. Rice; the silver medal and a cash prize will be awarded to the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Facility 25371 and the Amver plaque will go to the captain and crew of M/V Oleander.

Look for a report on the award ceremony and the rescuers in the December issue of Soundings.