Employer: C-Man Maritime Inc.
Aseana 2 Blg, Bradco Ave, Aseana City Parañaque City
At the height of the civil war in Yemen on 17 August 2015, the Port of Hodeidah where the MV Horizon was berthed was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition.
It could have been a major catastrophe at sea if not for the decisiveness and maneuvering skills of the 22 Filipino Crew of MV Horizon who are honored as Bagong Bayani Outstanding Employees.
Captain Virgilio A. Javier wasted no time directing his crew to proceed to the lower deck for shelter.
After getting clearance from the vessel owner to leave the port due to the dangerous situation, the crew successfully brought the vessel to safety using their maneuvering skills and sheer determination. They were able to do this amid continuous bombings and zero visibility brought by the thick smoke.
The crew of MV Horizon has shown decisive action and exemplary teamwork in a risky situation that prevented the loss of lives and property and potential damage to the environment. They have set a good example not only to their fellow Filipino seafarers but to all their colleagues at sea.