Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2 Amver Ships Save 46 From Sinking Fishing Boat - VIDEO AVAILABLE

Two Amver ships rescued 46 crew members from a sinking fishing boat approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District rescue personnel received an electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alert from the fishing vessel Alaska Juris on Tuesday and confirmed the crew was preparing to abandon ship.

Coast Guard rescue authorities sent a C-130 aircraft, diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and used the Amver system to alert several participating commercial ships in the area of the distress. The German-flagged container ship VIENNA EXPRESS and Norwegian-flagged bulk carrier SPAR CANIS agreed to divert and assist the stricken fishing boat. Both Amver ships arrived on scene and successfully rescued all 46 crew members.

There were no reports of injuries and the survivors are being taken to Adak, Alaska where they will be met by medical personnel. A salvage operation has been initiated for the fishing boat.

The VIENNA EXPRESS, managed by Hapag-Lloyd AG, enrolled in Amver on March 7, 2010 and has earned six Amver participation awards while the SPAR CANIS, managed by Spar Shipping, enrolled on March 29, 2006 and has earned four Amver participation awards.

 Video of the rescue is available here.

Video credit: USCG public affairs

Welcome Wednesday!

We're always thankful of the participation from seafarers in the Amver program. Despite advances in technology, decreases in crew size and other demands on seafarers you continue to enroll, continue to send Amver reports and you continue to save lives. If you are not part of the Amver network, consider joining the ranks of those already helping ensure no call for help goes unanswered.


  • SILVER HESSA
  • MAERSK GUAYAQUIL
  • TRF KRISTIANSAND
  • DACC ADRIATICO
  • BULK BOLIVIA
  • PILATUS VENTURE
  • BULK AQUILA
  • GENEVA STAR
  • IONIC ANASSA
  • KANDA LOGGER
  • GRECO LIBERO
  • SS NUJOMA
  • MARITIME MERIDIAN
  • STARLING
  • UNI HARMONY
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Welcome Wednesday

Every day more than 7,000 Amver ships are available for search and rescue around the world. There are 14 more available, having enrolled in Amver this week. We welcome them to the Amver safety network and encourage you to join as well. Help us welcome these latest members.
  • HANGZHOU
  • BRAVE TERN
  • HENRIETTE OLDERDORFF
  • ALIKI PERROTIS
  • JO ALM
  • RB LISA
  • AURORA FREYJA
  • CARTIGNY
  • PACIFIC QINGDAO
  • ATLANTIC LIGHT
  • SUNNY LAVENDER
  • MARAN ARTEMIS
  • SUNSTAR
  • ELIAS TSAKOS
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Twenty one new additions to the Amver safety network. These crews and companies recognize the value of being part of something greater, something above and beyond what's required. These volunteers are the backbone of the Amver system and are responsible for saving a life a day. Thank you! Help us welcome these new Amver participants.

  • HOEGH TRAPPER
  • GENER8 SUCCESS
  • ECO LEADER
  • ELSA S
  • RIKKE
  • TRADE QUEST
  • SILVER HEBA
  • GINKGO ARROW
  • AS SAVONIA
  • STADT JENA
  • AMSTEL LION
  • AS FLORIANA
  • AS FATIMA
  • AS ROMINA
  • AS ROSALIA
  • AS RICCARDA
  • AS RAGNA
  • MINERVA LEO
  • MINERVA TYCHI
  • GEN NO. 1
  • LEO GREEN
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

If you've ever wondered why Amver continues to be important you need look no further than the recent case of 19 fishermen rescued by the Amver bulk carrier K. Coral. The Amver ship was at the right place, at the right time and not only rescued the fishermen, but embarked an Air Force medical crew that arrived by parachute. You can be part of this amazing system. Enroll in Amver today.
Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • PLVS VLTRA
  • ANNA G.
  • BOCHEM BRUSSELS
  • MG EARTH
  • CMA CGM RIO GRANDE
  • RB EDEN
  • AEGEAN MARATHON
  • POSH HUSKY
  • MOL BEYOND

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amver crew recognized for heroic rescue

Amver director Benjamin Strong, along with U.S. Coast Guard representatives from Sector Long Island Sound and Boston, Mass. recognized the crew of the M/V K. Coral in New Haven, Conn. for rescuing 19 fishermen 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.

"In the wake of the International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer, which was themed At Sea For All, it is only fitting that we recognize the brave seafarers of the K. Coral for saving 19 fishermen," Strong mentioned while presenting a certificate of appreciation. "These crewmen have set the example and should be proud of their accomplishments," he added.

The K. Coral is managed by SK Shipping of Korea and enrolled in Amver on September 26, 2011. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

The oceans remain dangerous. Just yesterday Amver ships raced to save the lives of 19 fishermen. If not for the dedicated volunteer in Amver those 19 might have died. Thank you for continuing to support the Amver system, to enroll in Amver and to ensure no call for help go unanswered.

  • ASIA TRITA 1605
  • YM WIDTH
  • CF DIAMOND
  • BRITOIL 49
  • TAHITI NUI III
  • ORENTAL JUBILEE
  • LACERTA
  • MATUKU
  • ALULAQ
  • EQUINOX MELIDA
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