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First Vietnamese to win Exceptional Bravery at Sea award: ‘It is just humanity that motivates us’

Tran Van Khoi is the first Vietnamese citizen to ever receive the Exceptional Bravery at Sea award. 

First awarded: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) gave its 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Khoi because of his service as a member of Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center No. 2 in central Da Nang City under the Vietnam Maritime Administration, according to VnExpress International.