It has been a part of the company's eandeavor to visit vessels when they dock in the Philippines especially in convenient ports like Mariveles, Bataan.
This has been the case of MV Hampton Bridge, a bulk carrier vessel under Malta flag, which arrived on February 15, 2023 in Mariveles Port, Bataan for a 4-day discharging operation.
Hampton Bridge under the Crystal Pool fleet is headed by Ing. Paolo Puzone - Crewing Manager and Riza Macabenta - Fleet Officer. The company arranged the ship visit together with S/I Arvin Madrones, Patricia Lechuga - Quality Manager and CMS Coordinators Maria Thessa Ladimo and Rhealyn Toledo on February 17, 2023.
They traveled from Manila all the way to Mariveles for a 4-hour drive and arrive in port at around 9 in the morning. They begin with the boarding procedures and safety protocols and was able board the vessel at noontime. They were wearing safety gears including the hard hat and safety vest with reflector.
Ship visit like this is always a good opportunity to understand the life of the crew onboard, the hazards of their everyday activities and the importance of each training in ensuring that the crew are equipped with the necessary skills to handle any emergency or unusual situation that can occur on board for the safety of the crew and the vessel.
Overall, the visit was a feat and was appreciated by the crew onboard.
"In behalf of the crew, Thank you very much for the visit. We are grateful for all the gesture and would like to express our gratitude to all of you organizing for such a sweet visit to the vessel. Let you know that after the said visit crew were alike energized at fully, felt their innermost the delight of Augustea-Crystal Pool Family’s moral support, Come again! I feel so honoured to get such astonishment visit from all of you and we would love to see you again."
- MV Hampton Bridge Officers and Crew
They disembarked the vessel at 8:30 pm while the vessel set sail for departure to their next port in Indonesia.
It was also thanks to the management of Crystal Pool SRL for this kind gesture to visit the vessel and the crew and create another priceless memory that each of them can keep.
"We don't remember days, we remember moments."
All these and more on the next issue of Augustea Gazette at the end of March 2023.