British Coastguards honored for MSC Napoli efforts
U.K. Coastguard Officers Mark Rodaway and Peter Pritchard, were honored last week for their roles in the MSC Napoli incident after the containership’s beaching off the Devon Coast in January 2007.
Both men were bestowed May 22 with the Honorary Commodore Award during a private ceremony held at Clarence House from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, the Honorary Commodore of Her Majesty’s Coastguard.
“The Honorary Commodores Award is the highest award a Coastguard Officer can receive for outstanding conduct,” said Rod Johnson, Chief Coastguard.
Mark Rodaway (left) and Peter Pritchard (right) receive the Honorary Commodore Award from the Prince of Wales.
“The rescue and salvage operation carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency following the loss of the MSC Napoli was complex, lengthy and challenging. Mark and Peter have received this award because of their outstanding contribution to the success of the operation, demonstrating commitment, leadership and adaptability to the highest standard.”