Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

While we're out of the office helping to shape how search and rescue is done in the Arctic we'd like to remind you that ships continue to enroll in Amver. We're grateful for the continued support and invite you to welcome the latest members.


  • DVINA GULF
  • MALIK AL ASHTAR
  • UST LUGA
  • STOLT MAPLE
  • ORPHEUS
  • ARAHO
  • SEAENVOY
  • KIRISHIMA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Thank you! We mentioned we had a successful awards ceremony in Rotterdam and many Dutch ships have answered our call. Thank you for enrolling and continuing to support the Amver system. Twelve more vessels enrolled and agreed to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us make them feel welcome.

  • GH MISTRAL
  • SC JUPITER
  • SC NEPTUNE
  • ATLANTIC HARMONY
  • SC TAURUS
  • AS LAGUNA
  • KRAFTCA
  • TRICA
  • PULPCA
  • PLYCA
  • BIGROOL BAFFIN
  • FRONT EARL
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Last week we presented Amver awards in Rotterdam and offered a challenge to the award recipients to enroll the remainder of their fleets in Amver. While not reflective in the numbers this week, we are encouraged that more ships will enroll in Amver. We're issuing the same challenge to the rest of the world's fleet managers. Enroll your ships today. You are the key to ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. Here are the latest members of Amver.
  • GUNDEM SERRA
  • GUNDEM MAKBULE
  • MIMMI SCHULTE
  • AUSTRALIAN BULKER
  • SEA GARNET
  • SAGA FREYA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Amver awards in Rotterdam

We were very excited to present Amver awards in Rotterdam for the first time in 37 years. Thirty one Dutch companies representing 165 ships received Amver awards in 2016. We were pleased to meet many of them at the ceremony held at the Europort event at Rotterdam Ahoy on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

We would like to extend our special thanks to the Rotterdam Ahoy taff and the Royal Netherlands Shipowners Association for helping us present the awards. We would also like to thank U.S. Coast Guard Captain David Barata, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, for helping present the awards and sharing his appreciation to Dutch ships for their dedication to safety at sea.

We look forward to working with the KVNR at future events and presenting even more Amver awards in 2018.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated.

Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Week after week you continue to support Amver. Since 1958, almost 60 years we've been listing the ships enrolled in Amver. This week we're happy to list the 16 latest members of the Amver safety network. We thank you for continuing to support the world's only voluntary search and rescue system. Now, here are the latest members of the Amver system.
  • BEOTHUCK SPIRIT
  • ULYSSES
  • WAKATAKE MARU
  • VENEZIA
  • SAKAZAYA ORCHID
  • MACHADO DE ASSIS
  • CAPE JASMINE
  • XING LONG ZHOU 665
  • GRACIOUS
  • MONT FORT
  • HYUNDAI TECHNOPHIA
  • HYUNDAI AQUAPHIA
  • EVERY LOYAL
  • BERGE MULHACEN
  • BORIS VILKITSKY
  • CIELO BIANCO
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

So, who joined Amver this week? Two more ships, that's who. Does two matter? You bet it does. Even one ship can mean the difference between life and death for a seafarer, yachtsman or migrant. You can make a difference in a maritime emergency as well. Join Amver today.

  • SEARUNNER
  • ULTRA PASSION
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amver participating cruise ship saves 10 migrants

The Amver participating cruise ship Britannia rescued 10 African migrants off the coast of Spain on Monday, October 23, 2017.

According to multiple new reports, including the Daily Mail, crewmembers aboard the Britannia spotted 10 people struggling in an inflatable raft. A rescue helicopter was called to hoist the survivors who received medical care and food on the cruise ship.

The ship, on a voyage back to the United Kingdom from Spain, transferred the survivors to Spanish Coast Guard authorities. The Britannia enrolled in Amver on March 23, 2015 and has earned two Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Marinetraffic.com