Master Fredrik Krysén and the crew of mv Undine wins Seafarer of the Year

Wallenius Marine is immensely proud to announce that our Master Fredrik Krysén and the crew of M/V UNDINE wins Seafarer of the Year!

The award was presented on September 27, 2017, at Lloyd's List Global Awards at the National Maritime Museum in London.

In his acceptance speech, Fredrik thanked his crew:

"I feel really honoured for this award. There is no greater gift than to save others life, and to help 13 families to reunite! It was an experience of a lifetime.
But this award is also for all my crew, they all did a perfect job, and I'm really proud of them. Thanks a lot everybody, and I hope you all have a fantastic evening."

Best regards from South China Sea
Fredrik Krysén
Master mv Undine

It was in June this year, that Master Fredrik Krysén and the crew onboard M/V UNDINE successfully rescued 13 people in the Malaccan Straits.


Peter Jodin, Safety Manager at Wallenius Marine, was present in Greenwich to accept the prize on behalf of Fredrik Krysén and the crew of M/V UNDINE. Photo: Lloyd's List



Lloyd's List Global Awards Press Release

Master Fredrik Krysén and the crew of mv Undine wins Seafarer of the Year

Master Fredrik Krysén and the crew of mv Undine won Seafarer of the Year at the Lloyd's List Global Awards presented last night at the National Maritime Museum.

In his opening speech, Richard Meade, managing editor of Lloyd's List said 'The past 20 years have thrown up many different challenges for shipping. We have seen stratospheric dry bulk rates followed by an unprecedented collapse. We have suffered the resurgence of piracy and the rising threat of cyber-attacks.

But we have, at the same time, achieved extraordinary feats of technological distinction, creating the efficient backbone of globalisation, and, I would argue, a better world in the process.'

Recipients are chosen from entries taken from around the world and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel which this year included: Robert Ashdown, Secretary-General, International Association of Classification Societies; Andrew Bardot, Executive Officer, International Group of P&I; James Cooper, Chief Executive Executive Director of the Board, Associated British Ports Holdings; Angus Frew, CEO, Bimco; Costas Grammenos, Professor of Shipping Trade and Finance; Lars Green, CEO, Green Consulting Group; John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute; Michael Parker, Global Industry Head for the Shipping, Logistics and Offshore industries, Citi; Guy Platten, CEO, UK Chamber of Shipping; Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director, Intertanko; Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary-General, Global Shippers' Forum.

The crew of the Swedish-flagged, WWL-operated ro-ro rescued 13 souls after the sinking of the KM Avatar in June this year in the Malacca Strait. What makes this such a striking rescue is that the Indonesian crew was rescued a full six hours after the sinking in one of the most trafficked parts of the world, inside a VTS area. Captain Krysén said the Commanding Officer of the Avatar saw a lot of vessels pass the abandoned crew very close, without helping, during their hours in a raft and on top of floating containers.

The 20th anniversary of the awards were attended by over 400 industry professionals and were hosted by Jeremy Vine.

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