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Congratulations to the Captain of the M/T Rizopon

11 May 2015

Aegean’s M/T Rizopon Master Zois Katsavreas has been in the news lately as a great example for the whole maritime community.
Three times in 2015 the captain and his crew rushed to help rescue immigrants in the Mediterranean and managed to take more than 300 people to safety. On April 15, following the instructions of the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, M/T Rizopon launched a rescue operation for 82 immigrants. The Aegean vessel offered them first aid, clothing and food and delivered them to the Italian authorities. The same ship had taken part in the rescue operation in the waters between Italy and Libya on February 14, and immediately after, the captain led the M/T Rizopon 18 nautical miles southwest to save another 73 immigrants.
Press reports mention that the M/T Rizopon and the captain must have broken all records in the field of rescue operations at sea. Aegean is proud of Master Zois Katsavreas and the M/T Rizopon crew for their determination and contribution to maritime best practices.

*Clipping from Deal News newspaper
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