Thursday, September 24, 2009

Association For Rescue At Sea Amver Award

The Association for Rescue At Sea held their annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2009. The ceremony recognizes heroic actions by United States Coast Guard active duty and Auxiliary members along with an award for a dramatic Amver rescue. This year did not disappoint.

The winner of the Amver award was the tanker Parthenon for their dramatic rescue of four Swedish sailors in late 2008 off the coast of Portugal. Read more about the dramatic rescue here and watch the rescue below. The footage is courtesy of the crew of the Parthenon, a Tsakos Group owned tanker. Captain Theo Vassilakis received the award on behalf of the Parthenon crew.

The story of the other AFRAS award winners is available on the United States Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue Blog.

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