Tuesday, December 16, 2008

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery

The 2008 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea has been presented to a Brazilian seafarer for his heroic actions saving crew members from an explosive fire on a ship, the IMO reported December 1st.

gCaptain also reported the story and highlights the recipients of the IMO letters of commendation. Among those recipients were six crew members of the Amver participating M/V Horizon Falcon. The Horizon Falcon led a dramatic rescue operation during Typhoon Man Yi ultimately assisting in the rescue of 13 crew of the sunken Chinese vessel Hai Tong 7.

Additionally, Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Lawrence Nettles, United States Coast Guard HH-65 Helicopter rescue swimmer, received an IMO letter of commendation for his actions in saving the unconscious master of the grounded fishing vessel Alegria under adverse sea conditions.

Amver salutes Mr. Rodolpho Fonseca da Silva Rigueira of the drill ship Noble Roger Eason, this years recipient of the IMO award, and all of those recognized for their commitment to safety at sea.


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