Maersk Alabama Capt. Honored at Annual Dinner

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The officers and crew of the Maersk Alabama, who fought off a pirate attack earlier this year, will be represented by Captain Richard Phillips, Chief Engineer; Michael Perry, and Bosun William Rios in accepting an Honored Seafarers plaque at the 40th annual United Seamen's Service (USS) Admiral of the Ocean Sea dinner on November 13, 2009.

"We are pleased that all three unions aboard the ship will be represented by the vessel department heads at this signature maritime event," said Edward R. Morgan, USS President. The unions are the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and the Seafarers International Union of North America. "It is a microcosm of the bravery exhibited every day by the American seafarers involved in world commerce and supporting our military."

The Maersk Alabama crew fought off a pirate attack while maintaining control of the ship 350 miles off the coast of Somalia and whose captain was taken hostage, April 8-13. They are among the officers and crews of five American ships and a seafarer who extinguished a fire on a vessel who will be honored for heroism. The AOTOS honors this year will go to Donald Kurz of Keystone Shipping Company, Ronald Widdows of Neptune Orient Lines and the United States Coast Guard, which will receive a special award.

The officers and crew of Liberty Sun, who were fired upon and sustained damage from a pirate attack near the Gulf of Aden will also be honored. Other honorees are the officers and crew of New York Waterway, who rescued 143 passengers from a downed U.S. Airways plane in the Hudson River; the USNS Lewis & Clark for eluding a pirate attack by taking evasive action to prevent a successful attack off the coast of Somalia and the officers and crew of MV Midnight Sun, who fought and extinguished a fire preventing the spread of the fire and the damage of the cargo. The seafarer who will receive a Mariner's Rosette is Third Mate Victor Manoli III, who fought and extinguished an on board fire preventing a catastrophic incident on the Sealand Quality.

The event will be held at the New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People in the News

US Navy Updated Zika Virus Infection Guidance

Navy Medicine released updated Zika Virus Infection guidance in NAVADMIN 121/16, May 26, communicating current information, travel precautions, and risk reduction

1,076 Graduate from U.S. Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,076 men and women at the annual graduation and commissioning ceremony May 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm.

GloMEEP Project Forges Ahead with Train-the-Trainer Workshop

A global Train-the-Trainer workshop on energy efficiency has been delivered in China (23-27 May), preparing the personnel needed to cascade knowledge on energy

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0657 sec (15 req/sec)