Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Welcome Wednesday!

The latest list of ships to enroll in Amver is available. You won't find this anywhere else. Every day we're honored to have more of you join and make yourselves available for search and rescue around the world. Thank you.

  • AL ORAIQ
  • SEA CHOCTAW
  • SAPURAKENCANA 3500
  • CMA CGM ELBE
  • ACER ARROW
  • ALDERBARAN
  • MANDUME
  • KATYAVALA
  • PACIFIC MELTEM
  • THORCO CASSIOPEIA
  • COPIAPO
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Welcome Wednesday!

Here's a peek at the latest vessels to enroll in Amver. We feel its important to share this with you. To shine a light on the good things shipping does. Too often we hear bad news. Well, we're in the good news department and here are 13 reasons to recognize the good shipping provides.

  • FRIO MURMANSK
  • CENTAURUS
  • THALASSA AXIA
  • BW ARIES
  • CAPE WRATH
  • STI MADISON
  • CRYSTAL BAY
  • NEW DRAGON
  • CIC EPOS
  • NOBLE BULLY II
  • STENA IMPRESSION
  • NAVIGATOR TRITON
  • CCNI IQUIQUE
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Welcome Wednesday!

If you want to see who joined Amver this week look for further. Each week we proudly bring you a list of the latest ships enrolled in the Amver system. Will you see your ship listed here? 
  • OCEAN PROLOGUE
  • ANNA T
  • ALTARF STAR
  • HERCULES VOYAGER
  • BW EGRET
  • SUNDAISY E
  • HOS CALEDONIA
  • STI REGINA
  • GLOBAL CORAL
  • JMU ARIAKE 5016
  • SHIP ISLAND
  • ALTAIR STAR
  • C-SPIRIT
  • MICHAIL
  • TAXIARCHIS
  • NORD VIRGO
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Amver participating bulker rescues 3 near Bermuda

The Amver participating bulk carrier AM Zenica rescued three Canadian sailors from their 44-foot sailboat after it caught fire approximately 250 miles north of Bermuda on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The crew of the sailboat made a mayday call which was heard by the Marshall Island flagged ship. The 738-foot ship was on a voyage from Norfolk, Va. to Croatia when Captain Manoj Mehrotra heard the call for help, ordered the vessel to begin rescue operations and notified U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel at the Fifth District Rescue Coordination Center.

Despite 25 knot winds and waves greater than 12 feet, Captain Mehrota's crew was able to safely embark the three Canadian yachtsmen and resumed the voyage to Croatia. "The sailor's are safely aboard our ship and have brought their distress beacon," Captain Mehrota. "They're uninjured," he added. U.S. Coast Guard officials notified their Canadian rescue counterparts who will help the sailors return home.

The AM Zenica, managed by ArcelorMittal Shipping of London, enrolled in Amver on June 2, 2014 and will earn its first Amver participation award this year.

Photo credit: Crew of the AM Zenica.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Welcome Wednesday!

If you want to know what ships have enrolled in Amver look for no further. For almost five years we have thanked and listed the ships joining Amver in the previous week. We're happy to share this with you, to recognize these ships, the crews and the companies that go the extra step to help ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Will you join us?
  • ZAURAK STAR
  • TITANIUM EXPLORER
  • UNITED PRESTIGE
  • YARI LNG
  • STI VENERE
  • HIGH VOYAGER
  • NEW DREAM
  • AMSTEL OSPREY
  • SURF SUPPORTER
  • GALA
  • FRONT IDUN
  • KSL SANTOS
  • LINCOLN SEA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Amver participating boxship saves 2 off Cape Hatteras

The Amver participating container ship Horizon Trader saved two yachtsmen from their sailboat 55 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Rescue authorities at the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center received a Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert from the 43-foot sailboat  Sea Hole. The crew of the Sea Hole also reported they were beset by weather and one crew member wanted to get off the sailboat. Rescue personnel utilized an Amver Surface Picture (SURPIC) to locate the 810-foot container ship and requested the ship divert and assist the sailboat. The Horizon Trader was only 1 mile from the sailboat.

On scene weather reports indicated waves were approximately 10-feet and winds were greater than 35 knots.

"Currently we are on scene and in communications with the sailboat," the crew of the Horizon Trader radioed to the Coast Guard. "We will approach and conduct a transfer," the ship's crew added. A rescue helicopter was also diverted to the scene and was able to hoist the survivors from the deck of the container ship.

The Horizon Trader, managed by Horizon Lines, enrolled in Amver on January 1, 1974 and earned 31 Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Fotolia


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Amver participating cruise ship saves 12 migrants VIDEO AVAILABLE

The Amver participating cruise ship Celebrity Reflection rescued 12 Cuban migrants from a rustic vessel on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

The 1.046-foot cruise ship notified U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities the crew had spotted a rustic vessel adrift in four-foot waves and winds gusting more than 15 knots. The crew of the cruise ship launched a rescue boat and safely embarked the 12 Cubans.

Here is video of the rescue-


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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber met with the cruise ship and the survivors were transferred to the Coast Guard.

The Celebrity Reflection enrolled in Amver on October 23, 2012 and has earned two Amver participation awards.

Video credit: Kelly Krefting via YouTube