Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

We love sharing good news. Each week we are lucky enough to share the latest ships to enroll in the Amver system. This week we highlight another 16 ships joining Amver. Well done seafarers! Thank you for continuing to support the Amver safety network.

  • KSL SEATTLE
  • NISSOS CHRISTIANA
  • FEDERAL BALTIC
  • SBI CAMACHO
  • HANZE GENUA
  • SPAR
  • EVER LUCID
  • YM WISH
  • NEW COURAGE
  • MICHELE FOSS
  • AFRICAN VISION
  • BALEARIC GAS
  • QMS CARDINAL
  • CHEMICAL CHALLENGER
  • DELTA MARIA
  • KONKAR THEODOROS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Why do you support Amver? What compels your company to support a legendary search and rescue system? Perhaps its the fact that as mariners you understand the dangers of the sea. Perhaps you subscribe to the bond of seafarers, the unwritten code between those who make their living on the water. Perhaps its company policy. 

Regardless of your reason, we're glad you continue to support Amver. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • STI CONAUGHT
  • VIPHA NAREE
  • CLIPPER BRILLIANCE
  • HOEGH TARGET
  • JONES TIDE
  • BW LEO
  • FRIGG VIKING
  • MSC MADRID
  • EVER LOGIC
  • STI LAUREN
  • HATTA
  • SELMA B
  • YM WELLHEAD
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Did you know all sorts of ships can participate in Amver? It's true. In fact, two of this week's new members are special service jack-up platforms! If your fleet isn't participating, consider enrolling today.


  • HAPPY ALBATROS
  • VITAL DE OLIVEIRA
  • QMS LULWA
  • QMS CONSTRUCTOR
  • EVER LIVELY
  • SAMUDRA KAUSTUBH
  • ORE RIZHAO
  • SEAFORCE
  • CLIPPER JUPITER
  • STI OSCEOLA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Amver bulker saves migrants

The Amver participating bulk carrier Barock notified U.S. Coast Guard officials in Miami, Fla. they had located a rustic chug in distress approximately 270 miles west of Naples, Fla. and rescued the seven Cuban migrants on Monday, April 20, 2015.

The 748-foot bulk carrier was on a journey from Texas to Germany when the crew located the disabled chug. "One of the migrants jumped overboard and tried to swim to our ship before making it make to his makeshift raft," captain Escalicas, the master of the Barock, reported to rescue authorities. "We lowered a rescue boat and safely brought all seven on board our ship," he added.

The Coast Guard instructed the Panamanian flagged ship to rendezvous with the Coast Guard Cutter Paul  Clark. The migrants were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter and the Barock continued on its voyage to Germany.

The Barock, managed by Union Marine Management of Singapore, enrolled in Amver on August 20, 2007 and has earned six Amver participation awards.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Seventeen might be a lucky number for someone. We say seventeen is lucky because that is the number of vessels enrolling in Amver in the past week. One of those ships just might rescue someone. We're thankful for all the seafarers that agree to send us their vessel movements in the name of safety at sea. Thanks you!

  • ADVENTURE
  • LADY HELEN
  • BW GEMINI
  • MONTANA
  • MARCHEN MAERSK
  • MARAN GAS SPARTA
  • BUNUN CHAMPION
  • AD ASTRA
  • MSC VANDYA
  • RIGI VENTURE
  • BREAUX TIDE
  • CMA CGM KERGUELEN
  • SCF MITRE
  • CIELO DI VIRGIN GORDA
  • SCL ANITA
  • SCL ANDISA
  • STI OXFORD
Photo credit: Fotolia

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