New York Fireboat Wins Merchant Marine Trophy

New York Fireboat Wins Merchant Marine Trophy

The American Merchant Marine Seamanship Trophy was awarded to the officers and men of the New York City fireboat Firefighter on National Maritime Day, May 22. Special recognition was given to Lieutenant James F. McKenna and Marine Pilot Matthew T. Fitzsimmons.

The trophy, which is the highest award presented by the maritime industry, was given to Marine Company 9 (the Firefighter) for the rescue of 30 crew members while combatting a blaze aboard the container ship Seawitch and the tanker Esso Brussels underneath the Verrazzano Bridge on June, 1973.

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