Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Do you know why we list these each week? Because we believe the names of these ships needs to be shared. Seafarers do good work and joining Amver is just one of those good things. We're happy to share it, to demonstrate shipping is working hard. Now please help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • PANAMA 100
  • IRMGARD
  • JANE S
  • ENDEAVOR SKY
  • FEDERAL CARDINAL
  • NANNA VIKING
  • FREYJA VIKING
  • BHAGWAN MOVER
  • PB KONUI
  • BHAGWAN SHAKER
  • BRITOIL 70
  • BRITOIL 72
  • PACIFIC INSTALLER
  • INDUSTRIAL GLORY
  • CLIPPER VIKING
  • MASARRAH
  • ALASKAN LEADER
  • OOCL UTAH
  • JADRANA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Amver participating cruise ship saves two sailors from deserted Pacific island

The Amver participating cruise ship Celebrity Solstice rescued two sailors from a deserted island after their 37-foot sailboat was damaged after running aground on a deserted island near Malden Island, Kiribati on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

The two sailors were on a voyage from Tahiti to Hawaii when they ran aground on a reef and radioed a family member their boat was damaged but they were safe on the island. The family member then contacted U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in Hawaii.

Rescue personnel used Amver to locate the Celebrity Solstice only 184 miles from the stranded sailors. The captain of the 963-foot ship agreed to divert and rescue the sailors. The cruise ship was able to communicate with the sailors by radio and instructed them to hike to a suitable location for the cruise ship to land a rescue boat. The two survivors were taken aboard the cruise ship and transported back to Hawaii.

The Celebrity Solstice enrolled in Amver on October 28, 2008 and has earned six Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: contributed photo

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Amver participating cement carrier rescues sailor

The Amver participating cement carrier Cozumel rescued an injured woman from the Dutch sailing vessel Tycha 180 miles northeast of Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel at the Sector San Juan Rescue Coordination Center received notification from another sailing vessel that a crew member of a Dutch sailboat was unconscious and had a broken leg. Rescue personnel identified the 383-foot cement carrier Cozumel 40 miles away from the distress location. The captain of the Cozumel radioed the Coast Guard that he was proceeding to assist in the injured sailor.

Less than two hours from the initial notification the Cyprus flagged ship was embarking the injured sailor and coordinating medical care with local rescue authorities. A rescue helicopter from Curacao me the Amver ship and hoisted the female sailor for transport to a local hospital.

The M/V Cozumel, managed by Intership Navigation Company of Limassol, Cyprus, enrolled in Amver on February 21, 2011 and has earned two Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: shipspotting.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Taking a look at the types of vessels enrolled in Amver this week says something about the diversity of shipping and the maritime sector as a whole. Of the 16 ships signed up, four of them were tankers, three where offshore supply vessels,  three were fishing vessels, two bulkers, two tugs and two container ships. You see, Amver accepts all types of ships because an emergency at sea doesn't care who or what comes to save you--just that someone comes to save you.

Now, help us welcome the latest Amver ships.


  • SEA TOTRUGA
  • WOLVERINE
  • ARCTIC MARINER
  • BICENTARIO
  • SAGA
  • DESH VIBHOR
  • SEA TRIUMPH
  • NEW ACHIEVEMENT
  • HICKORY WIND
  • NILEDUTH ANTWERPEN
  • EAGLE BERGEN
  • CORAL CHIEF
  • STIM STAR IV
  • RAN
  • MAGNUS MARTENS
  • JIANGDON JD3500-3
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Why join Amver? Because you may save a life! Another 23 ships have committed to safety at sea and coordinated search and rescue. Will you join them?

  • HERCULES 173
  • ARABDRILL 40
  • CAUQUENES
  • CORCOVADO
  • DALI
  • EDWARD OLDENDORFF
  • STI MANHATTAN
  • CASTOR LEADER
  • BTS CHRISTINA
  • YAMATO SPIRIT
  • DACC TIRRENO
  • SPAR PYXIS
  • STI SLOANE
  • STI BROADWAY
  • TRITON 501
  • STI ROSE
  • STI LEO
  • MAGIA
  • PRIVAEGEAN
  • THALASSA PISTIS
  • KYPROS SKY
  • SANIBEL ISLAND
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Amver ship saves sailor adrift for 66 days

The Amver participating container ship Houston Express rescued a sailor adrift for 66 days off the North Carolina coast on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel at the Fifth District Command Center received notification from the 1085-foot container ship Houston Express stating the crew had spotted the man and his vessel 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The German-flagged ship was on a voyage to France but turned around in order to coordinate a medevac of the survivor by a Coast Guard helicopter.

"The survivor appears to be in good health but he is dehydrated," the captain of the Houston Express reported to the Coast Guard. "He might have a dislocated shoulder," the captain added.

The sailor, 37-year old Luis Jordan and his sailing vessel Angel, were originally reported missing by his family to the Coast Guard on January 29.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina hoisted the survivor and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

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Here is an audio recording of Mr. Jordan's father thanking the captain of the Houston Express.

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The Houston Express, managed by the Norddeutsche Reederei H Schuldt GmbH and Co on Hamburg, Germany, enrolled in Amver on April 5, 2006 and has earned six Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: marinetraffic.com
Video credit: USCG video
Audio credit: USCG audio



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

We hope you enjoy reading what ships have enrolled in Amver each week. We certainly enjoy sharing them with you. We hope it encourages other crews and owners to consider joining Amver as well. The benefit outweigh the costs. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.


  • SASCO AVACHA
  • BRITANNIA
  • IPANEMA BEACH
  • DAIWAN CHAMPION
  • NEW TALISMAN
  • SINCHI MARU
  • AMAZON CONQUEROR
  • DOCKWISE WHITE MARLIN
  • MARINA OCEANIC
  • DELTA EMPEROR
  • NAVIGATOR UMBRIO
Photo credit: Fotolia