Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Here you go! The latest vessels that joined Amver this week. We remain grateful for your support of the Amver system and global search and rescue. Every day more than 8,000 ships are reporting to us, ready to respond in the event of an emergency at sea. Thank you!

  • AQUAPUELCHE
  • FRONT CRYSTAL
  • ANDERIDA
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Monday, July 10, 2017

International rescue effort saves two sailors

An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for a 42-foot German flagged sailboat. Working with rescue authorities in Bremen, Germany the Coast Guard personnel learned that two sailors had abandoned their buring sailboat and one of the sailors was suffering from severe burns.

Coast Guard rescue personnel used the Amver system to locate the 600-foot chemical tanker Nord Nightingale which was near the sunked sailboat. The crew of the Nord Nighingale agreed to divert and assist in the rescue operations.

The Coast Guard also coordinated with the U.S. Air Force who launched pararescuemen and medical supplies from the 920th Rescue Wing. The team of Air Force rescue specialists were able to parachute down to the injured yachtsment and begin treating them.

The survivors and pararescuemen were hoisted aboard the Nord Nighingale and a U.S. Air Force helicopter arrived to hoist the seven and transport them back to Florida where the survivors were transferred to EMS and transported to a local hospital.

The Singapore flagged Nord Nightingale, managed by NorOrient Product Pool in Singapore, enrolled in Amver on June 2, 2008.

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Borosch

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

You've done it again! You have shown a steadfast commitment to safety at sea by demonstrating, week after week, your willingness to take an extra step to save lives and join Amver. You've put profits asside for safety. You've put scheduling aside for safety. You've made a statement to the world that a call for help by anyone at sea will not be ignored. Thank you. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • VENUS SKY
  • THE TAIPAN
  • GOLDEN OPAL
  • MARINI
  • NEW MERIT
  • MAERSK GUATEMALA
  • ARTEMISSIO
  • ORIENT CHALLENGE
  •  LOWLANDS FUTURE
  • YM WREATH
  • EPICURUS
  • HYUNDAI SAMHO S844
  • HELLAS TATIANA
Photo  credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

We're approaching our 59th anniversary and we're pleased to report that you continue to show your support by enrolling in Amver. This week another eighteen ships joined. Thank you for confirming your commitment to safety at sea and willingness to take an extra step to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • PACIFIC HONG KONG
  • SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
  • CALEDONIAN VANGUARD
  • CALEDONIAN VIGILANCE
  • CALEDONIAN VICTORY
  • CESI BEIHAI
  • YM WIND
  • FLORENTINE OETKER
  • MONDIAL SUCCESS
  • SAFAIR QUEST
  • OOCL BERLIN
  • NS IONA
  • BRITISH ENGINEER
  • MARAN HERMES
  • SONAGOL CAZENGA
  • MONRING PROSPERITY
  • OLYMPIC LADY
  • SAMJOHN ARGONAUT
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

We're very pleased to present this week's newest Amver members. The tradition of listing new Amver participants dates back to the early days of the Amver Bulletin in 1958. For nearly 60 years we have shared the names of ships enrolled in our system as a way of saying thank you and giving you recognition for taking an additional step towards safety at sea. Your commitment does not go unnoticed. While many of you will never be called upon to help in a maritime emergency, it's good know you're there!

  • OMS ENDURANCE
  • CMA CGM AFRICA FOUR
  • EMILIUS
  • EPIC BALUAN
  • FORESTAL GAIA
  • TAKASAGO
  • CLIPPER FREEPORT
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this past week? Here's the list! Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. We recognize you put your crews and profits at risk and your contribution does not go unrecognized. Once again, thank you!

  • NETADOLA
  • ALORA
  • KN ARCADIA
  • RYMAN
  • SEATRIUMPH
  • SAMSARA
  • IONIC ANAX
  • NAVIG8 GRATITUDE
  • OLYMPIC LUNA
  • OLYMPIC FRIENDSHIP
  • OSAKA BAY
  • NAVIG8 EXECUTIVE
  • AMBER STAR
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Here it is! The list of the latest ships enrolled in Amver. It doesn't take much to join. Simply fill out the questionnaire and you're all set. You can begin reporting as soon as your ship is enrolled. Easy, right? Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • HILMA BULKER
  • FAIRCHEM SUCCESS
  • DAMIA DESGAGNES
  • CMA CGM G. WASHINGTON
  • KUO LIN
  • SIDER TIS
Photo credit: Fotolia