Compania Naviera Minera del Golfo SA de CV (Navimin) of Mexico has won the Standard Ship Emergency Exercise Award from Lloyd's Register (LR). The award was made to Mr. Javier Villegas-Serralta, general director of Navimin, at a presentation held in Mexico City. The presentation was made by John Stansfeld, LR's group regional manager for the Americas, on behalf of Dr. David Aldwinckle, manager of LR's Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS).
The award is given by SERS in recognition of an outstanding commitment to staging Standard Ship Emergency Exercises (SSEEs). During 1998, Navimin held three exercises, involving different scenarios, on each of their chemical tankers.
The award was established in 1996 for companies subscribing to SERS, a shore-based, 24 hour, 365-day service enabling LR to provide subscribing companies with rapid, independent technical support and information in the event of a ship casualty