Ordre du Mérite Maritime
|Ordre du Mérite Maritime|
|Awarded by France|
|Type||Order of Merit with 3 degrees:
|Awarded for||Distinguished service of professional sailors and the merit of civilian mariners|
|Next (higher)||Order of Agricultural Merit|
|Next (lower)||Ordre des Arts et des Lettres|
The Ordre du Mérite Maritime (Order of Maritime Merit) is a French order established on 9 February 1930 for services rendered by the seafarers to distinguish the risks involved and the services rendered by seamen; stressed over the importance of the economic role of the Merchant Navy to the country. The order was reorganized in 1948, and again by decree on 17 January 2002.
- Merchant marine crew, civilian administrators, and the crews of lifeboats and rescues
- Naval military personnel
- Individuals who have distinguished themselves in maritime field
- Demougin, Jacques (2003). Les décorations françaises. Paris: Trésor du Patrimoine. ISBN 2-911468-99-6.
- "Fédération nationale du Mérite maritime et de la Médaille d'honneur des marins". Fédération nationale du Mérite maritime. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06.