Captain Apostolos Apostolakis named Seafarer of the Year

Captain Apostolos Apostolakis named Seafarer of the Year

Captain Apostolos Apostolakis named Seafarer of the Year

Captain Apostolos Apostolakis was awarded Seafarer of the Year at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards last week.

He received the honorary award for the way he handled a coronavirus outbreak on board a ship earlier this year.

It is recalled in April, a large number of passengers and crew on the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ferry tested positive for covid-19.

Apostolakis, who works for Greek passenger shipping company ANEK Lines, also tested positive for the novel virus, however was quick to implement anti-coronavirus measures.

He isolated the sick passengers and transferred those severely ill to receive treatment. The rest, remained in strict quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure.

The safety of all passengers and crew members was and will always be a top priority for Captain Apostolos Apostolakis, who comes from a long line of seafarers.