HMS Bounty sinking rescue swimmer honored

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The 2013 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to two rescue swimmers from the U.S. Coast Guard for saving the lives of 14 crewmembers from the tall ship HMS Bounty.

The IMO Council voted in July that the 2013 award will go to Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Randy J. Haba and Aviation Survival Technician Third Class Daniel J. Todd of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

The duo were nominated by the U.S. government for saving the lives of 14 crewmembers from the tall ship HMS Bounty, during Hurricane Sandy.

Click here for the full announcement and click here for a report on the rescue from January 2013 issue of Soundings.