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This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Coast Guard Foundation and the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.

The Coast Guard Foundation’s inaugural First District Coast Guard Awards Dinner is set for Sept. 15 in Boston.

Recognizing Coast Guard members of the First District, which stretches from the busy ports of northern New Jersey and New York City to the upper reaches of Maine, the dinner will raise funds for foundation programs that seek to improve the lives and performance of Coast Guard members, their families and Coast Guard Academy cadets.

Two awards will be presented during the tribute.

Honored with the Coast Guard Foundation’s award for heroism, the Station Chatham duty crew will be recognized for its quick response on July 31, 2010. Its actions and on-scene initiatives saved the lives of 11 people on board a yacht engulfed in flames just south of Wychmere Harbor, Mass.

The second award of the evening will be presented to Gerald Blakeley Jr., who will receive the Rescuer Award in recognition of his lifetime of service and support to the Coast Guard Foundation.

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The International Council of Marine Industry Associations is once again holding its Workshop on New Technologies Nov. 16 at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam.

The workshop is tailored for boatbuilders operating internationally and those who self-certify their boats. This year’s event features prominent naval architect Gerard Dykstra presenting his vision of “Future Boat Design” and the Brazilian Boatbuilding Association’s Jorge Nasseh speaking about “Boatbuilding Regulations/Standards in Brazil.”

“I’m happy to say that we have improved Workshop on New Technologies beyond all expectations with our 2011 outline agenda,” ICOMIA technical manager Udo Kleinitz said in a statement.

The workshop is being co-organized with European Boatbuilder Magazine. The event is free to attend, but early registration is encouraged.

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