The Maritime and Offshore Award has concluded plans to honour the first female President of the Nigeria Trawler Owners Association, and former Chairman of Shipowners Forum, the late Mrs Margaret Orakwusi, with a special posthumous award.

The Chief Executive Officer of OMIS, Mr. Femi Da-silva, disclosed, in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, that the posthumous award would be presented at The OMIS Award Gala/ Technical Summit on September 23 in Lagos.

Da-silva said that the unique honour came as a tribute to her unparalleled impact on the maritime legal fraternity.

He described the deceased as a true icon in the maritime industry whose contributions to maritime law not only transformed the legal landscape but also left an enduring legacy that continued to inspire aspiring professionals today.

“Throughout her career, she demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advocating for fairness, justice, and sustainability in the maritime industry.

“Her expertise was sought after by governments, international organisations, and fellow experts alike, making her a respected figure on the global stage,” he said.

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