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The  "Bencomo Express"

The “Bencomo Express”

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, aboard the ship BENCOMO EXPRESS, carrying out the practical examination to three Captains of FRED OLSEN EXPRESS in order to obtain their “pilotage exemption”

According to current legislation, to obtain the pilotage exemption, the Captains of High Speed Ships (HSC) must pass a written examination and perform a series of maneuvers in the presence of the Maritime Authority.

In addition to the three Captains examined on board, were present Capt. Jesus Pineda, Pilot of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ms. Susana Garcia, Maritime Safety Inspector of the Maritime Authority of Tenerife and Capt. Eduardo Rodriguez, Branch Manager of FRED OLSEN EXPRESS at the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The Examinors, crew and company reps onboard

The Examinors, crew and company reps onboard with Captain Antonio M. Padron y Santiago  third from the left

The Canary Island archipelago enjoys a mild, spring-like climate all year round, an average annual temperature of 22º centigrade and three thousand hours of sunlight a year.

Surrounded by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, they display all the diversity and wealth that makes this an archipelago that is unique in the world.

Canaries is one of the regions of the world with the greatest biodiversity. It has a wide variety of landscapes: spectacular volcanoes, lush forests, deep ravines and wonderful beaches.

The shipping service of FRED OLSEN EXPRESS is made up exclusively of latest generation fast ferries. A spectacular concept of ships that links the seven Canary Islands, making to this company one of the most important in Spain.

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