A Vroon seafarer is $2,500 richer after his quick actions on a livestock carrier averted a potentially dangerous situation during refuelling.

Rating Sherwin Montano received the Dutch shipowner's Leaders in Safety award for 2020 on his current vessel, the 1,560-dwt cattle ship Murray Express (built 1995).

But he was recommended by his colleagues for the honour for his actions on the 5,500-dwt Girolando Express (built 2014) in Tianjin, China, last year.