“Safety at Sea” Awarded to Marlow Crew

05 Sep 2017
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by Marlow Ukraine

Marlow Navigation crew from BBC Citrine recognised for their efforts in rescuing 17 seamen from a sinking fishing boat off the coast of Brazil.

Captain Sylla Sergiy (middle) presented with the award at Marlow’s office in Ukraine

 

Marlow Navigation crew were recently bestowed with a "Safety at Sea" award by the management of Brazilian Maritime Traffic Naval Control Command (COMCONTRAM).

The award was presented to the master of BBC Citrine Captain Sylla Sergiy during a ceremony held on July 26 at Marlow’s offices in Ukraine.

"Marlow Navigation is extremely proud of its seafarers on-board BBC Citrine, who displayed great courage and bravery to rescue seamen from a sinking ship," stated Managing Director, Marlow Navigation Ukraine, Captain Boris Ezri.

"This award is much appreciated, as it recognises the work and commitment of our seafarers to saving lives although it is an obligation of every seafarer to do anything possible to assist person in distress at sea, as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ("UNCLOS")," he added.

In late October last year, fishing trawler Jorge Seif Junior with 24 crew members on-board capsized in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, 45 nautical miles off Imbituba in southern Brazil.

The vessel’s EPIRB was activated and a distress signal was sent to nearby merchant and navy ships. The first to arrive at the scene was heavy lift cargo vessel BBC Citrine, crew managed by Marlow Navigation and owned by W. Bockstiegel Reederei GmbH & Co. KG. KG.

BBC Citrine’s general alarm was activated and its crew began SAR operation. The crew managed to rescue 17 persons, who were immediately provided with medical aid and clothing.

SAR continued for another five hours to find the remaining seven seamen, when support also arrived from nearby navy and cargo ships, an SAR helicopter, and a number of fishing boats. Meanwhile, the 17 saved fishermen were disembark in Imbituba.

The vessel’s Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was activated and a distress signal was sent to nearby merchant and navy ships. The first to arrive at the scene was heavy lift cargo vessel BBC Citrine, owned by W. Bockstiegel Reederei GmbH & Co. KG. KG and under Marlow Navigation crew management.

The crew on board BBC Citrine’s activated general alarm and began search and rescue operations. The crew managed to rescue 17 persons, who were immediately provided with first medical aid and clothing.

The search and rescue operations continued for another five hours to find the remaining seven seamen. Navy and merchant ships, a helicopter and a number of fishing boats in the vicinity were involved in the search and rescue operations. Meanwhile, the 17 saved fishermen were safely delivered to Imbituba port.

 




ABOUT MARLOW NAVIGATION

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
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3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
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