Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joins Amver? Ships of all types. Cruise ships, container ships, bulk carriers, product tankers, research vessels and mega yachts just to name a few. You can enroll in Amver as well. You might be thinking it's laborious. You're already keeping an logs from trash to ballast water. Why would you want to burden the already tired crew with another task?

Because, you'll be saving lives. What better reason? Just ask your fellow seafarers. Chances are they've served on an Amver ship or participated in an Amver rescue. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • AL SAFAT
  • PACIFIC GARNET
  • HANJIN BOSAL
  • AFOGNAK STRAIT
  • NEW G
  • F/V DEFENDER
  • PRECIOUS SKY
  • DARYA CHAND
  • RAMCO EXPRESS
  • MARJORIE C
  • PACIFIC BULKER
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Visit Amver at Shipping 2015

It's that time of year again. When the illuminati of shipping gather in Stamford, Conn. for the Connecticut Maritime Association annual shipping conference. This year the Amver Director, Benjamin Strong, is speaking on a panel about migrant rescue at sea.

You can follow all the action at Shipping 2015 by following CMA Shipping on Twitter or following the hashtag #CMAShipping. We're looking forward to connecting with many of you and hope you'll stop by and say hello at the Amver  booth G-104.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

We are always excited and proud to bring you the list of the latest ships to enroll in Amver. This week is no different. Eight more ships have committed to saving lives at sea. Will you join them? Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • BABUZA WISDOM
  • NILEDUTCH DORDRECHT
  • ICONIC KIBOU
  • BW CARINA
  • CRAIC
  • CARIBOO
  • BW PAVILION VANDA
  • DYNA CRANE
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Amver participating bulker saves 3 near Galapagos Islands

The Amver participating bulk carrier Jin Yun rescued three people from a sunken panga 500 miles north of the Galapagos Islands on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Rescue authorities in Ecuador contacted U.S. Coast Guard personnel at the Eleventh District Command Center to assist in the search and rescue efforts. Ecuadorian rescue personnel had limited information about the distress. Crewmen from the stricken vessel called a crewmen's wife to report the boat was taking on water. Search efforts were made more challenging because rescue personnel did not know where the vessel was transiting, but it had departed a port in Columbia.

Coast Guard personnel used the Amver system to located the 620-foot bulk carrier and requested the vessel divert and search for the missing panga. A maritime patrol aircraft was also diverted  and located the vessel with three people waving their arms.

The Hong Kong flagged ship arrived on the scene and was able to embark the three survivors who were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Active. The Jin Yun continued on its journey to China.

The Jin Yun  enrolled in Amver on February 4, 2013 and has earned one Amver participation award.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Amver participating Disney cruise ship saves migrant

The Amver participating Disney Wonder rescued a Cuban migrant from a rustic raft 21 miles south of Marathon, Fla. on Monday, March 2, 2015.

The crew of the Disney Wonder located a raft and launched a rescue boat to rescue the male survivor. Once aboard the cruise ship the survivor stated he had been fishing by himself and had been blown by the wind towards the United States.

The Bahamian flagged cruise ship rendezvoused with the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. and transferred the survivor to the Coast Guard.

The Disney Wonder, managed by Magical Cruise Company, enrolled in Amver on July 20, 1999 and has earned 16 Amver participation awards.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Amver participating Celebrity cruise ship rescues migrants

The Amver participating cruise ship Celebrity Reflection notified U.S. Coast Guard authorities their crew rescued ten Cuban migrants from a sinking rustic vessel 26 miles southeast of Lower Matecumbe Key, Fla. on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Crew members from the cruise ship reported "... a vessel with people flashing a light...". The crew of the Malta flagged cruise ship launched a rescue boat and embarked the migrants as their boat was breaking apart. The migrants were brought aboard the cruise ship and given a medical examination.

The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. rendezvoused with the Celebrity Reflection and transferred the migrants.

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

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Welcome Wednesday!

If you want to know who's enrolling in the Amver system this is were you'll find them. Each week we proudly bring you the latest members of the Amver network. Why do we do this? Because we believe these ships, their crews and the companies that manage them deserve to be recognized. These are crews and companies that have agreed to put forth a little extra effort to ensure no call for help at sea goes unanswered.

  • HELLESPONT DARING
  • HELLESPONT DAWN
  • HELLESPONT DEFIANCE
  • HELLESPONT DRIVE
  • MSC ADELAIDE
  • ASIA TIRTA 731
  • STENA IMAGE
  • SBI ATHENA
  • BRISTOL LEADER
  • OZKAN A
  • EAGLE SKY
  • PACIFIC COURAGE
  • NM SAKURA
  • CMA CGM URAL
  • CAPRICORN TRADER
  • SAM HAWK
  • CMA CGM LOIRE
  • STI VENETO
  • CP HONGKONG
  • LANCE
  • STENA ADVENTURER
  • MASSIVE 1
  • ABY SCARLETT
  • PUERTO ROSARIO
  • SAN FELIPE
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