Thursday, March 10, 2011

Greek tanker crew recognized for Amver rescue

The crew of the Amver participating tanker Delta Kanaris received recognition for their rescue of four French sailors in late February over 1,000 miles east of Puerto Rico. We blogged about the rescue a few days ago.

As the Delta Kanaris pulled into the Port of Philadelphia, U.S. Coast Guard personnel were there to recognize the efforts of Captain Georgios Vatsas and his crew. Representatives from Sunoco and Delta Tankers were on hand for the presentation of a certificate of appreciation and an Amver pennant.

(Left to right) Konstantinos Nikolados, Lt. Andrew Madjeska, Cmdr. Michael Antonellis, Carol, Ziegler, Georgios Vatsas, Theodoros Pelagiois, Georgios Rousos and Ronald Rosario pose outside Sunoco Inc., in Marcus Hook for an awards ceremony March 8 2011.


Cmdr. Michael Antonellis, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Office of Preventions, and Georgios Vatsas, master of the greek-flagged vessel, Delta Kanaris pose with an Amver pennant at the ceremony in Marcus Hook, PA.

What did the rescue look like?  Take a look at these photos from the crew of the Delta Kanaris as the rescue unfolded at sea.





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Photo credit: Group photos by U.S. Coast Guard  Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen
                      Rescue photos by the crew of the M/T Delta Kanaris

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