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Honoring the longstanding traditions of U.S. mariners, Moran proudly announces that the Lynne Moran crew has received the United States Coast Guard Public Service Commendation, as well as the American Waterways Operators Honor and Excellence in Rescue Operations (HERO) Award. This recognition is for their courageous response and rescue of two stranded boaters near the Francis Scott Key Bridge on the evening of October 25th, 2023.

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Baltimore City Marine Fire Rescue Unit, our crew, Captain Eddie Lucas; Roman Arabski, Deckhand; Evan Kinkel, Mate; William Flynn, Engineer; and Aaron Arabski, Deckhand Trainee; swiftly responded to a distress call reporting boaters in the water. Utilizing water rescue equipment and training, the Lynne Moran crew executed a precise and safe recovery of the stranded boaters. Once on board, the rescued individuals received attentive care from Moran crew members until they could be transferred to a local fire boat for further attention and medical evaluation.

"We are immensely proud of the professionalism and courage displayed by the Lynne Moran crew. Their quick response and dedication highlight Moran's commitment to safety and the expertise of our crews,” stated Nathan Hauser, Regional Vice President-Northeast of Moran. "Our mariners are not only exceptionally trained and equipped for such scenarios but, more importantly, they exhibit a genuine willingness to respond, joining the ranks of many Moran colleagues honored over the years for their swift and professional assistance to fellow mariners.”

Moran extends sincere gratitude to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Baltimore City Marine Fire Rescue Unit for their collaborative efforts in ensuring a positive outcome in this critical situation.

The U.S. Coast Guard award will be presented to the Lynne Moran crew by Captain O’Connell and the American Waterways Operators HERO Award will be presented by Brian Vahey, AWO’s Vice President, Atlantic Region in recognition of their outstanding bravery and commendable actions during the rescue.