ACC Vice-Chancellor receives lifetime service award

December 05, 2016 by Jonathan Foggin

Dr. Frank Wiswall receives the International Maritime Prize from IMO Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim

Earlier today, Dr. Frank Wiswall, Provincial Vice-Chancellor of the ACC, was honored with the prestigious International Maritime Prize, a lifetime achievement award bestowed by the International Maritime Organisation. 

The award was presented by Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the IMO in recognition of Dr. Wiswall's "contributions to the establishment of the uniformity of maritime law during his long and distinguished career as a practising maritime lawyer, academic, and Vice-President of the CMI" (Comité Maritime International).

A native of Maine and New York, Dr. Wiswall was educated at Colby College, Cornell, and Clare College Cambridge.  He was admitted to the bar in the State of Maine in 1965 and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1968.  His career has included work on articles and conventions related to wreck removal, liability issues for maritime claims, legal aspects of search and rescue, and claims related to oil pollution and damage.  He is also the author of numerous articles and books, including The Development of Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice Since 1800. 

Though retired from legal practice and lecturing, Dr. Wiswall continues to serve as Provincial Vice-Chancellor for the ACC.

The award was presented in a ceremony at the London headquarters of the IMO.  Several members of the ACC were present to witness the ceremony, including Dr. Wiswall's wife, Libby, the Right Reverend Damien Mead, and Dr. and Mrs. Roy Fidge.

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