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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO in Dragon Boat Challenge

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO fielded two teams to take part in the first ever British & International Sailors' Society (BISS) Dragon Boat Challenge held last weekend at the 2012 Olympic rowing venue on Dorney Lake near Eton in the UK.


Sponsored by BP and by Cargill, the event saw the spectacular triumph of the Freight Investor Services 'FIS-Five-O' team, with an incredible time of just 62.46 seconds over the final 200m course. The INTERTANKO/ INTERCARGO teams were further down the field – but came in with respectable times of between 71 and 74 seconds


27 teams endured cloudy even stormy weather (although the sun did break through from time to time) through three heats. Close behind the winner came one of five Cargill teams – flown in from Geneva to fly along the course in just 63.99 seconds.


Other activities included tug-of-war, laser clay shooting, human table football and target golf – the latter was won by Brian Swift (yes, brother of our MD Peter Swift) with an impressive 300 points.


Individual and company sponsorship will enable at least GBP 90,000 to be used by BISS to provide seafarers with support services around the world.


Click here for pictures of INTERTANKO's two teams.


It is not too late to sponsor your teams! Please support them by giving generously online at


Contact: Chantal Cheung-tam-he