Filipino Seaman Honored for Bravery in Risky Sea Rescue

  Australian Maritime Safety Authority  CEO Mick Kinley, Able Seaman Vicente Somera, Mrs. Lilibeth Somera, and Ambassador Enrique Manalo, Philippine Envoy to the United Kingdom. (Source: Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

Australian Maritime Safety Authority CEO Mick Kinley, Able Seaman Vicente Somera, Mrs. Lilibeth Somera, and Ambassador Enrique Manalo, Philippine Envoy to the United Kingdom. (Source: Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

A special panel of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on November 19 in London cited a Filipino seaman for risking his own life in treacherous sea conditions to save the lone Australian sailor of a stricken boat. Able Seaman Vicente Somera of the Philippines was conferred a Certificate of Commendation for his role in the rescue, reports Inquirer.net.