Photo credit: Capital Ship Management

The captain and crew of M/T Aristofanis, managed by the Greek-based Capital Ship Management, received the Search and Rescue Award by the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) at their annual ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

The captain and crew of the Marshall Islands-flagged ship rescued 150 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from a wooden boat on September 23, 2021. AFRAS awarded the captain and the crew of M/T Aristofanis “recognizing an exceptional humanitarian effort”.

Captain Nikolaos Lazakis, Naval Attaché of the Greek Embassy in the U.S., accepted the Award on behalf of the Captain and crew of M/T Aristofanis.  U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, hosted the event at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, where senior maritime leaders attended, including Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Linda L. Fagan.

Source: Capital Ship Management Corp.