Oleander Crew Recognized For Dedication

March 9, 2013

Bermuda Container Line said they would like to “recognize the outstanding dedication and seamanship demonstrated by the Crew of the Oleander this week who were confronted with winds up to 70 knots and 26 foot seas during the voyage from Bermuda to New York.”

“At times the Oleander was rolling up to 40 degrees as they battled through a deep low pressure system north-west of Bermuda.”

The photos below were taken by Captain Jacek Jurszo on the Oleander:

“Whilst this type of weather is routine for the Oleander during the winter months no doubt BCL’s customers and all the people of Bermuda will join us in thanking the Captain and Crew of the Oleander for the commitment they make week after week to ensure a reliable supply of goods to our Island,” a spokesperson said.

The U.S. east coast is presently being battered by a winter storm, which has seen thousands of flights cancelled, power outages and up to two feet of snow dumped on certain areas.

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  1. Voter says:

    Thank you to the crew – I appreciate what you face bringing supplies to us. I don’t think a lot of people realize how defendant we are on you.

  2. Come On Man!! says:

    Thank you Captain and Crew of the Oleander.

  3. What Next says:

    Well done guy’s and be safe out there i know just how crazy that ocean can get. Thanks for all that you do for Us.

  4. RawOnion says:

    I guess ‘fragile’, ‘handle with care’, ‘do not drop’, ‘do not get wet’, ‘this way up’ doesn’t apply once its on the ship.

  5. Thank you for you bravery. Many times w neglect to understand the severity of what it take to get imported items from around the world.

  6. SMH says:

    ALL OF THE ABOVE IS CORRECT!!!!!!! THANK U CAPTAIN N CREW! FOR YOUR BRAVERY IS RIGHT! THE SEA IS A VERY WICKED ROAD TO TRAVEL. GOD BE WITH U ALL EVERYDAY! RAIN BLOW POUR OR SHINE, DANGER IS THE SILENT KILLER ON THAT VOYAGE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. GODS SPEED N THANK U SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!

  7. Wacket says:

    Thank you captain and crew for routinely braving the North Atlantic in winter. Much respect.

  8. Come On Man!! says:

    @RawOnion. Some one has to be an A$$ hole.

    • RawOnion says:

      Why the degrading and personal attack on me?

      • Just us says:

        @ RawOnion: Some people don’t know how to loosen up or read between the humor.

  9. SYTYCD says:

    Thank you to the Oleander Captain and Crew for your bravery and dedication.

  10. Nicky Gurret says:

    Oleander Crew and Captain what a great service you do for us . Thank you!

  11. Funny says:

    A little choppy out there I would say…

    Good job fellas

  12. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    I’m giving thanks that Mother Nature didn’t swallow them up as we all know that the Ocean is the Most Powerful Force on Earth and all arrived safe BUT you all are congratulating the Capt. and Crew like they Cured Cancer…Yes very good Seamanship, that’s how he attained the status of “Captain of the Ship”. Also just remember that not every crossing is like this event.
    Once again The Capt. did his Job and a Job well done.

  13. M.P. MOUNTBATTEN JP says:

    Where do I sign on ?

  14. letmypeoplego says:

    @raw onion..lol@your stupid a$$..

  15. Vulpes says:

    Basic problem is Raw Onion has evidently never been to sea – long periods of boredom followed by short periods of sheer terror. Things can go wrong very quickly and too often lead to a series of events with catastrophic consequences if not handled well by the crew. One reason the Captin’s word is law is the need for quick decisions, unlike say in politics.

    Thank You Oleander, Captain and Crew and all at BCL too.

  16. Moonbeam says:

    Ditto from me –THANK YOU CAPTAIN & CREW ! Your bravery and dedication are greatly appreciated and I am pleased to see you receiving these well deserved accolades !

  17. mr g says:

    i hope the shoes for my store are not all wet…

  18. SunShine says:

    I think that the captain was recklace for edangering the crews life. He should have wited till the weather was better.

  19. Gayle and Peter says:

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We have no idea the cost of the stress to the crew to make our lives here in Bermuda so much better.

  20. Mariner says:

    @SunShine you obviously do not understand anything about Merchant Navy and Maritime Trade. Ships have a schedule and the company needs to make money. They also encountered this weather while at sea. Do you expect the Captain to just let the ship drift until the storm passes? No…but im pretty sure he just reduced speed. I also encountered 70 knot winds this past week in the South Atlantic and no my Captain did not just wait until it was better. We went straight through it.

    Captain Jurszo and crew of the Oleander we thank you for your hard work and dedication through these tough times. Continue to show good seamanship.

    • SunShine says:

      And if the Ship sank what will you tell there families? They all parishes while trying to deliver a TV and some clothes.

    • SunShine says:

      So the company can make money ? How much is a life worth to you ? You sound like the guy who will work someone on a plantation til they are dead to get a couple of dollars and when they die just get another slave

      • Seaman says:

        There is a lot of other jobs to do in this world. If you afraid to drive the car, don’t drive the car. If You afraid of storm, don’t work at sea. The weather like this is mostly during the winter time. So, what do You want to eat if they stop for 3 month because of weather? Maybe eat You tongue so You will not say rubbish anymore.

  21. Mariner says:

    @Seaman…SunShine would not understand. I think he/she fails to realise that everything is imported into Bermuda with the exception of some vegetables in which we grow. We put our lives at risk everyday at sea