It is a great pleasure to announce that Mr Seungman Ha, 3rd year NAOME PhD student and his supervisor (Dr Byongug Jeong) were awarded with IMarEST Denney Medal as their paper - 'Regulatory gaps between LNG carriers and LNG fuelled ships (https://doi.org/10.1080/20464177.2019.1572060) - was acknowledged as the best paper published in the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) in 2022 (online in 2019).
Their research paper was to identify regulatory gaps between two international safety codes: IGC and IGF Codes; for the safety of LNG carriers and LNG fuelled ships and to highlight a strong need to improve those codes to improve their consistency. Their paper is expected to serve as a guide for shipbuilders and classification societies to implement the relevant regulations.
The award ceremony was made at the 117th IMarEST Annual Dinner on 25 March, London, which was attended by more than 400 marine experts. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Moreover, Mr Ha and Dr Jeong were awarded this Medal for the second time; first award was made in 2017 with the best paper of ‘Evaluation of safety exclusion zone for LNG bunkering station on LNG-fuelled ships (https://doi.org/10.1080/20464177.2017.1295786) ’. Since the Denny Medal was established in 2016, they are only the second time recipients in IMarEST’s history.
What is IMarEST Denny Medal?
The Denny Silver Gilt Medal is awarded to the best paper published in a complete issue or supplement (printed or online) over the course of one membership year in each of the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) and the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO). The medal is awarded to the lead author by IMarEST Council following recommendation from the Editorial Boards and the Proceedings Supervisory Board.
Full video link for IMarEST 117th Annual Dinner available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMKAVVa61MM