The Hong Kong Shipping Registry held their awards ceremony for the 2020 year this week; the ceremony was modified to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, and Capt. Carlos Antao attended on Seaspan’s behalf to receive two awards: Outstanding Performance in Port State Control Inspection for Hong Kong registered ships in the year 2020, and the Bravery Award for the COSCO Malaysia’s Search and Rescue Operation.
Outstanding Performance in Port State Control Inspection for Hong Kong registered ships in the year 2020
Every year Hong Kong ships receive Port State Control (PSC) inspections in different ports. Ships with good PSC performance demonstrate that they are safely managed, and this strong management in turn leads to fewer accidents, reduced down time and lower running costs. Persistent outstanding performance of a company’s fleet is a clear demonstration of their continuous effort in maintaining the fleet quality and implementing management system. The Marine Department recognizes companies with Outstanding Performance in PSC Awards to the good performers each year, and this award is well-deserved recognition of our seafarers’ sense of ownership and drive for high performance.
Bravery Award for COSCO Malaysia, Search & Rescue operation
On September 13th 2020, Seaspan’s 8500TEU container vessel COSCO Malaysia, under the Command of Capt. Rusu Bogdan Drago, carried out a dramatic rescue at sea. Four US nationals were on board a disabled sailing yacht, which was foundering in gale force weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Sally. For more details on this rescue, click here.
Congratulations Seaspan! These awards reflect the dedication and hard work of all our colleagues, and we look forward to more to come!