Magsaysay Deployed Officers and Crew Win the Lloyd’s List Global Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security - Inmarsat; Benjamin Strong, Director of Amver Maritime Relations; Takis A. Markatos, Operations Manager of Lyras Maritime Ltd., Marlon R. Roño, Executive Chairman of MMC; and Fiona Bruce at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 


Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) deployed officers and crew members of MV Lyric Sun won the Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards. Held last September 28, 2016 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, the Inmarsat sponsored award recognized the extraordinary courage and seamanship of the officers and crew to the plight of FV Jordan 5.

Marlon R. Roño, Executive Chairman of MMC, and Takis A. Markatos, Operations Manager of Lyras Maritime Ltd., accepted the award on behalf of the officers and crew members. Said the distinguished judges, “In March this year, seven crew members were forced to abandon their fishing vessel when it caught fire. Despite rough seas and strong currents, the crew changed its course and thanks to the actions of this well-disciplined and heroically professional team, all seven were safely rescued in a six hour operation.” The noble act exemplified by the officers and crew members is a story of heroism and solidarity of seafarers who, regardless of race, color or vessel size, choose to support each other in times of great need.

Lyric Sun is a bulk carrier vessel operated by Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation (OMTC). MMC has been deploying Filipino officers and crew members for OMTC since 2011.

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