Thursday, October 14, 2010

Greek Amver ship earns Association for Rescue At Sea Award

On September 30th the Association for Rescue At Sea, or AFRAS, held an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to recognize several outstanding Coast Guard rescue missions.  Included in the ceremony was the AFRAS Amver award given to the Greek tanker Andes for their rescue of 7 fishermen  from their sunken boat off the coast of Ecuador.

Captain T. S. Vassilakis, representing the Tsakos shipping company of Athens, Greece, was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the Master and crew of the Andes.  Congratulations to Captain Vassilakis, Tsakos shipping, and the crew of the Andes for a well deserved award.

Captain T.S. Vassilakis, left, and United States Coast Guard Commandant Robert Papp

You can see a photo gallery of the evenings events on our Flickr page.

Photo credit: USCG photos by Beverly Howard

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