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NYK crew cited for sea rescues

NYK crew cited for sea rescues

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) was recently commended by the Iquique Port Authority for lifesaving activities conducted by two NYK ships. The port authority expressed great appreciation to NYK and presented the company with a commemorative plate.
The commendation followed events that took place last March and August. Crew members of an NYK car carrier, "Orion Diamond," on March 12, 2007, rescued four Peruvian fishermen whose boat had been drifting for three days off the coast of northern Chile.
The NYK carrier provided needed food and water, and its crew fixed the engine of the fishing boat.
On August 5, 2007, crew members of the NYK container vessel "Jandavid S" rescued three Chilean fishermen who had also drifted for three days off the same coast.
NYK considers the safety of human life to be its primary responsibility and will continue to make every effort to have a positive impact on the society in which the people inhabit.
Meanwhile, Japan's red-ribbon Medal of Honor was awarded to the officers and crew of "NYK Starlight" for their daring rescue of two balloonists off the coast of Japan in January 2004.
Captain Peter Damian Misquitta, the master of "NYK Starlight" at the time of the incident, attended the award ceremony with his wife and accepted the award on behalf of the crewmen. The ceremony was held at Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and was followed by an audience with the emperor.
The red-ribbon Medal of Honor is awarded to individuals who have risked their own lives to save the lives of others. In the early morning hours of January 27, 2004, the officers and crew manning "NYK Starlight" demonstrated the integrity that NYK seeks in its seafarers by saving two Japanese balloonists who had landed in rough seas some 1,500 kilometers off the coast of Miyagi.


Updated : 2021-02-26 18:08 GMT+08:00