Advertisement

RESCUE AWARD – Rescue recognition for crew

Officers and crew of the Crowley Maritime Corp-managed vessel Ocean Titan were recently honoured with a 2012 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony in New York.The seamen were recognised for the rescue in December 2011 of the seven-member crew of the motor vessel Florece, which sank about 250 miles southwest of Land’s End in the Bay of Biscay, following a collision with the tanker Afrodite. Accepting the award on behalf of the ship’s officers and crew was Captain Christopher Hill, master on Ocean Titan.

Florece sank within an hour, forcing the crew of seven to take to lifeboats. Shortly afterwards, the crew of Ocean Titan received the distress call and, upon arriving on scene, undertook a successful rescue operation.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Multipurpose cargo vessel handed over to Vertom Group

Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has delivered another multipurpose (MPP) dry cargo vessel to the Vertom Group. The yard has officially handed over the 7,280 dwt...
Advertisement

Related articles

Multipurpose cargo vessel handed over to Vertom Group

Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has delivered another multipurpose (MPP) dry cargo vessel to the Vertom Group. The yard has...

BC Ferries launches bidding process for four retired 60-year-old vessels

Proponents have a chance to pick apart pieces of BC Ferries’ history as the corporation opens the bidding...

Tall Ship Glenlee to become paid attraction again

The Tall Ship Glenleein Glasgow will become a paid attraction again and reintroduce a small admissions charge for...

P&O Cruises Australia operations set to disappear

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has announced a ‘strategic shift to further leverage its scale and...