Capt. Silvestre Gumban Notorio, Jr.


Position: Master
Philippine Address: 11 Mayon St. town and Country Hills, Inarawan Antipolo City
Employer: Grieg Phils. Inc.

On the night of February 27, 2010, Chile experienced a devastating earthquake measuring over 8 on the Richter’s Scale. Alongside in San Antonio was the “STAR JUVENTAS” with CAPT SILVESTRE G. NOTORIO, JR., as Master of the vessel. The vessel had just commenced unloading her cargo of wheat when nature took command of the situation. With CAPT. NOTORIO’s expertise onboard, he managed to keep all officers and crew calm and safe. Furthermore, through his excellent leadership, he kept the crew focused on the tasks that had to be done, at the same time transmitting timely and relevant information to the Contingency Group to update interested parties. He manifested exemplary ability in evaluating the emergency situation, deciding on what to do and carrying it out having in mind the safety of his men and protection for the ship and its cargo. Grieg Shipping AS shall always be grateful for his decisive action in San Antonio and for undertaking continuous efforts during the aftermath of the earthquake to restore the vessel to its seaworthy condition.

CAPT. NOTORIO is being awarded the Bagong Bayani for Outstanding Employee for his extraordinary leadership and exceptional decision making skills in an extremely challenging situation.