Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amver Tanker Saves 15 Migrants

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities were contacted by the Amver participating tanker Cape Brasilia after the ship rescued 15 Cuban migrants adrift in a rustic raft 380 miles off the coast of Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

The crew of the Marshall Island flagged ship were able to safely embark the migrants and notified the Coast Guard that all of them were in good health. Weather was favorable and the rescue was carried out without incident.

The Coast Guard coordinated with the 577-foot tanker to transfer the migrants which occurred without incident allowing the Cape Brasilia to continue on its voyage to Texas.

The Cape Brasilia, managed by Columbia Shipmanagement, enrolled in Amver on February 3, 2008.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Who enrolled in Amver this week? A research ship and three bulk carriers among others. Thank you. With your commitment to safety at sea more lives will be saved. Your dedication to safety at sea matters. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver family.

  • VYACHESLAV TIKHONOV
  • AFRICAN LILY
  • NEW TRIUMPH
  • NORWAY PEARL
  • CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA
  • MEDALTA ADVENTURER
  • COSRICH LAKE
  •  SPAR APUS
  • UNITY SPIRIT
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

We've often wondered how a ship is named. We're lucky enough to share new Amver ship names with you each week. Is your ship listed below? If so, tell us how it received its name. In the meantime help us welcome the latest vessels enrolled in the Amver safety network.

  • SUNRISE 2000
  • MARGAN GAS MYSTRAS
  • AFRICAN BLACKBIRD
  • GISELA OLDENDORFF
  • ELSA OLDENDORFF
  • CONTINENTAL
  • DENEB LEADER
  • AP DUBRAVA
  • GOLDEN ARIES
  • NISSON HERACLEA
  • OTHONI
  • ELBABE
  • OCEAN MORNING
  • BALTIC SCORPION
  • DOUBLE DELIGHT
  • INDIAN OCEAN
  • SRI LANKA
  • MUCHEN BRIDGE
  • MAYSSAN
  • SAFMARINE SAHARA
  • ASIA ENDEAVOUR
  • MTM PENANG
  • NAVIG8 AXINITE
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Ah the dog days of summer. It's August which means people are on holiday around the world. That doesn't mean there's time off for safety. While it may be a small list of new vessels enrolled in Amver we still want to thank these seafarers for joining the Amver network. Maybe you should sign up when you return from vacation.

  • PHAEDRA
  • FEDERAL BERING
  • OCEAN VISION
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Here is the list! It's quick and easy to enroll in the Amver program and the benefits include earning Amver awards. Make sure you congratulate the seafarers and companies of the vessels listed below.

  • PASSAT
  • STAR AQUARIUS
  • STAR PATHFINDER
  • AURORA
  • SWAN BISCAY
  • SEARIDER
  • PUZE
  • GOLDEN SCAPE
  • SALDAHNA BAY
  • JENNY BOX
  • HAFNIA LENE
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Amver awards presented in Bermuda

On July 24, the U.S. Consulate in Hamilton, Bermuda recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard's voluntary search and rescue network, Amver.

Over 900 ships joined Amver in 2014, including two of Teekay Shipping's vessels registered in Bermuda, the Magellan Spirit and the Whistler Spirit.

The local Bermuda companies whose 20 ships received award for participating in Amver were:

After presenting letters of appreciation to representatives of the local participating companies and certificates of merit and pennants for their ships, acting U.S. Consulate General Linda Rosalik said, "Amver works; it saves lives, as those who have been rescued by participating vessels can attest. So thank you to these Bermuda companies, their ships and their crews for participating in the Amver program during 2014 and continuing this practice in the future."

Congratulations to these companies! Your company can earn Amver awards by enrolling in the program and reporting at least 128 days in a calendar year.

Photo credit: U.S. Consulate, Bermuda

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

The list of the latest vessels enrolled in Amver is here. Several bulk carriers, three tankers and a LNG carrier are among the seventeen ships that joined. Why join? Because the extra effort you take to participate in search and rescue can mean the difference between life and death for a seafarer. Why not consider joining Amver today.

  • WESTERN CORONEL
  • HAFINA MALACCA
  • RAVEN
  • LUKE
  • JOHN HENRY
  • ISABEL L
  • NRC PATRIOT II
  • KENNETH CARL
  • PATRICK
  • AL MAHBOOBAH
  • LNG CLEAN HORIZON
  • MERIDIAN
  • KANOURA
  • CMA CGM GORG FORSTER
  • PHILIPPOS MICHALIS
  • MAERSK ETIENNE
  • DRAFTVADER
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