It's like deja vu all over again.

The quote, famously attributed to American baseball legend Yogi Berra, may aptly describe the situation facing International Seaways chief executive Lois Zabrocky as she prepares to receive the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) commodore award on Friday in Stamford, Connecticut.

This comes a year after Zabrocky first received the same CMA award. She is the first shipping executive to hold the honour for two years.

As with many disruptions and dislocations over the past 18 months, there is a certain pandemic to credit for the oddity of the once and future CMA commodore.