Friday, October 22, 2010

Lloyd's List presents Amver Award

The shipping world was buzzing during the Lloyd's List Global Awards which were held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on September 29th.  The Amver Assisted Rescue At Sea award, sponsored by Inmarsat, went to the M/V Cesaria managed by Integra Ship Management of the Marshall Islands.  The Cesaria, previously known as the Overseas Primar and managed by the Overseas Shipholding Group, rescued 162 Somali migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in January, 2009.

The crew of the Cesaria were originally told they should expect to encounter 18 refugees but those numbers quickly climbed as the tanker assessed the situation.  The group of survivors included an eight month pregnant woman and a 12 year old child.

You can read more about the rescue here

Pictured left to right are: USCG Lieutenant Commander James Suffern, Perry Melton, COO of Inmarsat, Tom Leander, Lloyd's List Editor, and David Chapman, Chartering Manager.

Photo credit: Lloyd's List

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