The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the upcoming presentation of its prestigious Gallant Ship Citation Award to the crew of the Green Lake.
The Seafarers-crewed, Central Gulf Lines-operated vessel on Dec. 31, 2018 saved seven people whose ship (the Sincerity Ace) caught fire approximately 2,100 miles northwest of Oahu, Hawaii. Nine other individuals also were rescued during the 18-hour undertaking; five were not recovered.
The Green Lake’s officers are represented by the MM&P and MEBA, respectively.
Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby will present the recognition Nov. 1 in New York for the mariners’ “unprecedented rescue efforts in response to a terrible fire aboard a foreign-flag vessel,” the agency announced. “This citation, which is presented to vessels for ‘participating in outstanding or gallant action in a marine disaster or other emergency to save life or property at sea’ was last presented to the crew of the M/V Liberator in 1994.”
More information about the Gallant Ship Citation Award is available on MARAD’s website HERE
The Seafarers LOG’s recap of the rescue is linked directly below.