Brazilian Seafarer Gets IMO Award 2008 for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

by OldSailor on December 2, 2008



Brazilian seafarer Rodolpho Fonseca da Silva Rigueira has been presented with the 2008 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

The award was presented to Rigueira by IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, during a special ceremony held at the IMO Headquarters on December 01, during the 85th session of the Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC).

The award is for the heroic actions performed by the Brazilian seafarer to rescue fellow crew members from an explosive fire on theĀ  Drillship Noble Roger Eason on November 28, 2007.

The fire occurred on the drillship, while working for Petrobras offshore Brazil, located in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro state, approximately 120 kilo metres from shore. The fire occurred at approximately 2240 hours and was successfully extinguished.

Read more about the award presentation from Briefing 56/2008 of IMO.

Here are the photographs of Brazilian seafarer Rigueira from IMO and Drillship Noble Roger Eason from Noble Corporation.

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Drillship Noble Roger Eason specifications are here. Press release about the fire is here.

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