Sovcomflot seafarers to the rescue

Eduard Skachenko and Maksim Yurchuk, both crewmen serving with Sovcomflot, helped the police arrest a man who tried to commit a crime involving a schoolboy.

The incident happened on 6 February, 2017 in Novorossiysk, when a man attacked a 10-year-old boy near the Exodus monument on the Admiral Serebryakov Embankment. The nearby seafarers quickly came to the schoolboy’s assistance, seizing the offender and handing him over to the police. The offender was then taken into custody. According to the local investigating authorities, the offender has been previously convicted in 2004 and was released from prison as recently as December 2016.

The local police presented the seafarers with letters of gratitude for their courage during the detention of the offender, their assistance with law enforcement and good citizenship. The management of Sovcomflot also warmly thanked Eduard Skachenko and Maksim Yurchuk for their acts of courage.

Both seafarers are natives of Russia’s Far East. Maksim Yurchuk serves as a fourth engineer on the Suezmax-class oil tanker SCF Sayan, and Eduard Skachenko works as an able seaman on the same vessel.