Costa Concordia Hero will be Awarded with European Citizen Medal

Bulgarian ship technician Petar Petrov who saved over 500 crew and passengers on Costa Concordia will be awarded medal for European Citizen by the European Parliament.
The ceremony will be held today in the Bulgarian parliament and Mr. Petrov will receive the award by Kristalina Georgieva who is EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

Mr. Petrov will meet all 37 award holders in the European Parliament in Brussels on November 7 and will be accepted by the President Martin Schultz.

Back in January 2012 Petrov was working as technician onboard Costa Concordia. When the ship ran aground he made six round trips with the lifeboat which holds 150 people. He manage to transfer to safety more than 500 crew and passengers and was one of the last three crew members that did not leave the ship until the coastguard took over the control of  the operation.