“Forty years ago I founded Moby starting from a small ship and 12 seafarers, creating, together and above all thanks to you, and thanks to 140 years of history and shipping culture, of which I am the keeper, the first world ferry company with 6000 all Italian seafarers. Onorato Armatori’s companies are solid, strong and above all today, as I write to you, extremely liquid “. Thus Vincenzo Onorato, in a letter sent to the men and women of Onorato Armatori, retraces his life ‘on board’ the company on the day he left his position at the top of the Company.
“We have, at an advanced stage of construction, what will be the largest ferries that have ever sailed the seas, the first of which will be launched at the end of the month, where another 500 seafarers will work, they are my project and I am proud to entrust them to you. the actions I am about to take in defense of our work and the Company I believe that the best choice is to take a step back and leave the Presidency of the Company. The person who will replace me will be worthy of this burden and this honor together with my sons, Achille and Alessandro, and a young and motivated management that despite the Covid crisis and the cowardly attacks that have been going on for over two years, whose authors are finally coming to light, is demonstrating with the facts to bring the ship towards a safe harbor: the Future “, he continues.
“I am and will always be one of you, because before being your owner, I was a hub on my father’s ships, it was the year 1970: I was only 13. Today those who call themselves ‘shipowners’ define workers of the sea ‘human resources’, I call them ‘my seafarers’, because I have experienced firsthand the sacrifices that this work entails “, he concludes.