2018 Annual Anchor Awards

Dear ACMF Friends:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), please accept our heartfelt thanks to all who attended and supported our inaugural Anchor Awards at the historic New York Yacht Club in midtown Manhattan on October 18, 2018. We celebrated three outstanding leaders in the maritime industry: Michael Bayley, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International; Roland Malins-Smith, Founder and Retired President of Seafreight Line Ltd; and Rick Murrell, SVP Managing Director of Saltchuk and Chairman, Tropical Shipping. Cadets in formal whites from the Caribbean Maritime University joined 10 of their peers from SUNY Maritime College and other guests who traveled from across the Caribbean and the United States, including from Cayman, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Washington, and New Jersey. They packed to capacity the exquisite Model Room at the New York Yacht Club. Presenting Sponsor was Royal Caribbean. Other sponsors were Dennis Shipping, Seafreight Line, Laparkan, Integra Marine, Tropical Shipping, and Saltchuk. We raised almost $300,000 for scholarships and infrastructure projects at the Caribbean Maritime University.

Please check out our Photo Gallery, Anchor Awards Magazine, and the CMU Video which was shown at the Gala. Don’t forget to also visit our Facebook page.

With sincerest thanks for your generous and ongoing support.

The ACMF Board of Directors