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AFRAS Awards – The “Peruvian Reefer”

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AFRAS President Steve Sawyer presents a special award to Mr. Kostas Petrakis, Designated Person Ashore Chartworld Shipping Corporation, accepting on behalf of the crew of m/v Peruvian Reefer.

It is universally known the contribution of saving lives at sea whether this comes from maritime accidents, or from other reasons, as such as the lately Migrants issue which over the last two years has become, unfortunately, the number one theme.

In one of these cases, the Bahamian vessel “Peruvian Reefer”, managed by Chartworld Shipping Corporation, was specially awarded from the Association For Rescue At Sea (AFRAS) at a ceremony which took place on the 9th September 2015 at U.S. House of Representatives Washington DC, for International Rescue at Sea and for Exceptional Humanitarian Service.

The Peruvian Reefer

The Peruvian Reefer

M/V “Peruvian Reefer” rescued 210 migrants from two boats, one which capsized and sunk, in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on 08 June 2014.

Moreover the AFRAS President Steve Sawye, r presented the AMVER Award to Mr. Toshiya Konishi, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive Representative, Americas, of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., on behalf of the crew of the m/v Tohmisan Maru. The Tohmisan Maru (called the C.S. Sunshine at the time) rescued 24 Chinese seafarers whose cargo ship was taking on water 700km west of Guam on January 20, 2014.

From the rescue operation

From the rescue operation of the migrants, seen from the m/v   Peruvian Reefer’s deck

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