We would like to honour our very own, Rear Admiral (RAdm) Adonis B. Donato, for having been recognized as Crew Connect Global Awards 2022 Lifetime Achievement awardee on 24th November 2022 in Sofitel Manila, Philippines.
RAdm Donato is proudly Filipino. He is an early achiever: Captain of the crew of cadets, Class President, Corps Commander, Editor-in-Chief and summa cum laude in Marine Transport (1967) at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA).
He served in the Philippine Navy for 12 years, and in the Coast Guard (PCG) for three. At PCG, he headed the Seamen Processing and Registry Unit, chaired the Inter-Agency Seafarers Coordinating Committee and was the sole Philippine delegate to the IMO-STCW Convention in London, England. On deactivation, he commanded bulk carriers and even saved a Dutch family from a sinking yacht off the French Coast.
He was also the President and General Manager of OSM Maritime Services, Inc. for 16 years and continues to be the Chairman of the Board.
On behalf of the entire OSM Maritime Group, congratulations RAdm Adonis B. Donato. You are truly an inspiration!