Canadian Herb Hilgenberg honoured by the Ocean Cruising Club
Herb was also awarded a Meritorious Pubic Service Award by the United States Coast Guard for his 'unique and reliable services'. They estimated that Herb saved 100-150 mariners each year from sailing into storms. He also relayed at least 25 distress and overdue calls a year to the Rescue Coordination Centres.
'We cannot thank you enough for the more than 25 years of dedication to safety at sea via Southbound II Coastal,' said OCC Commodore John Franklin. 'Although I personally will greatly miss your presence on board, the OCC wishes you every happiness in your next adventure.'
Herb was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
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