On 13th August, the crew of the Synergy-managed vessel, the Pacific Endeavor, while transiting the Straits of Gibraltar, spotted three people onboard a small boat, frantically waving their hands and blowing the whistle of their life jackets. In a split-second decision, the Master of the vessel Capt. Inguva V S Sastry, upheld the longstanding maritime tradition of rescuing seafarers onboard another vessel in distress and gave the go-ahead for the rescue operation, thus preserving the integrity of maritime search-and-rescue service. The Spanish authorities were informed about the situation and the planned rescue operations.The Pacific Endeavor had to do a series of manoeuvres to attempt the rescue of the vessel, a rubber dinghy which was partially deflated and taking on water . Once the vessel reached the dinghy, lines were thrown, and the crew proceeded to pull the three occupants out of the dinghy to safety. The Spanish authorities said, “We desire to show you our most sincere gratitude for the humanity and professionalism of the Captain and crew of your vessel PACIFIC ENDEAVOR, thanks to whom three persons have been rescued in the Spanish responsibility SAR waters. We expect that you transmit our gratitude to the Captain and crew of the vessel.”
The Synergy Group, with over a decade of experience as a leading shipmanager, offers end-to-end maritime solutions and services tailored to the specific requirements of clients. In-depth technical expertise and a diverse product portfolio enable Synergy to generate efficiency and productivity gains to enhance the customer experience for all clients.Headquartered in the globally connected city-state of Singapore, Synergy’s hallmark is its through-life approach to asset management and maritime solutions custom-designed to client requirements. With 12 offices in six key maritime centres and over 240 vessels under management, Synergy supervises a diverse fleet which includes LPG tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax, LR2, LR1 and MR), container vessels in the 1,800 TEU-20,000+ TEU range and every size of bulk carrier. Synergy’s holistic approach to seafarer wellness was recognised this year when it won the prestigious 2019 Seatrade Award for Investment in People. Synergy was also named ‘Shipmanager of the Year’ at the 2018 Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards.
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Synergy Group contact:
Captain Rohit Banta
Director – Synergy Marine