Stena Paris awarded for sea rescue operation

The Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation’s annual award ceremony was held the other day. Captain Srivastava on Concordia Maritime’s Stena Paris received an award for the rescue of a Swedish couple in the Pacific.

It was in August last year that Stig and Bodil Bodin were hit by bad weather while sailing in the southern Pacific, 230 km northeast of the Cook Islands. The mast on their yacht broke and fell onto the deck and they began to drift. Their distress signal was received by the Stena Paris, which was closest to them. Captain Sachin Srivastava set course for the yacht and after 13 hours, the couple was rescued and brought safely on board.

Siv Bodin being brought on board the Stena Paris during the rescue operation.

Captain Sachin Srivastava flew all the way from Mumbai to The Swedish Sea Rescue Society in Gothenburg to receive his sea rescue award.

Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime, together with Carl-Joan Hagman, chairman Concordia Maritime and Captain Sachin Srivastava at the award ceremony.