Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Another week, another batch of new Amver participants. We enjoy bringing you this feature each week and hope you enjoy seeing your ship listed. Thank you for your continued support of the Amver system and dedication to safety at sea. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver system!

  • SAN BEATO
  • LA STELLA
  • SUNRAY
  • DHT PUMA
  • HINRICH OLDENDORFF
  • MADHA SILVER
  • LITUYA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Amver Awards Ceremony in Germany

We were pleased to present Amver awards in Hamburg, Germany as part of the SMM show this month. More than 700 German ships earned Amver awards and many of the recipients came out to the U.S. Consulate to receive them. It was a wonderful evening made possible with the assistance of the American Bureau of Shipping, Applied Weather Technology and Navalex along with our partners in the U.S. Commercial Service and the Department of State.

Congratulations to all the German Amver award recipients. We look forward to recognizing even more of you in 2018!

Photo credit: USCG photo by Beverly Howard

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

We're at SMM in Hamburg, Germany this week for an Amver awards ceremony. The Amver awards are the ultimate way for us to thank you for participating. Not every ship will be called upon to perform a rescue. Not every ship will have to search. Knowing your ship is available, however, provides a certain relief to those of us in the rescue business. 

We know you are there, prepared and willing to divert from your normal voyage in order to save a life. Thank you for providing that extra blanket of safety at sea. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • AFFINITY V
  • ASIA RUBY IV
  • JAG AALOK
  • YM WELCOME
  • ANANGEL BRILLIANCE
  • AURORA FRIGG
  • EMPERY
  • VADI
  • BEN NEVIS
  • MAKALU
  • NEW GUINEA CHIEF
  • OLYMPUS
  • COSMAR
  • PEKIN
  • POYANG
  • TIENTSIN
  • RONADI
  • ULTRA PUMA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Have you enrolled in Amver yet? If not, why? Participation ensures the right ship, in the right place is sent to a maritime distress. Worried about where your vessel position information goes? Don't be worried. The U.S. Coast Guard saves it for about 45 days, using the vessel locations only for search and rescue cases. Wondering if participation will increase the burden of the bridge crew? Sending an Amver sail plan or routine position report takes less than five minutes. There really isn't a reason you shouldn't participate and with partnerships with several automated vessel tracking companies participation is easier than ever. 

Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • BBC MAHAWELI
  • SCI RATNA
  • GH SEABIRD
  • GENER8 CHIOTIS
  • MARI BOYLE
  • NAVIGATOR ECLIPSE
  • FRONT DUKE
  • MG MERCURY
  • STI PONTIAC
  • MARAN GAS PERICLES
  • OOCL EGYPT
  • VAERDAL
  • SANTORINI
  • SPRING PROGRESS
  • CIELO DI HANOI
  • MAGIC SEAS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Another 14 ships enrolled in Amver this week. If you're not participating in Amver we would appreciate it if you'd consider the value you would provide other seafarers, the value you can provide your own company in reduced time searching or diverting and the overall value you would provide the world. It doesn't take long to enroll. Join Amver today and see your vessel name listed the following week. It's our way of saying thank you!

  • YARA AESA
  • HUBERTUS OLDENDORFF
  • TENACITY IV
  • MG KRONOS
  • HARMONY OF THE SEAS
  • HOEGH TRIGGER
  • KWK EXCELSUS
  • ISLA DE BIOKO
  • SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
  • OCEAN ENTERPRISE
  • YANKUL SILVER
  • LANDBRIDGE FORTUNE
  • SPAR PAVO
  • JS MISSISSIPPI
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Each week we take pride in bringing you the list of the latest ships joining Amver. This week, while many of you are on holiday or enjoying the dog days of summer, is no different. Eleven more vessels have enrolled and agreed to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us welcome these new Amver participants.

  • MARAN GAS AMPHILOLIS
  • JIA YUAN
  • GENER8 PERSEUS
  • SEAVIGOUR
  • EUGENIE
  • MG COURAGE
  • BORA BORA
  • NORTHERN CONFIDENCE
  • SAVITA NAREE
  • MARIE C
  • FRIJSENBORG
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2 Amver Ships Save 46 From Sinking Fishing Boat - VIDEO AVAILABLE

Two Amver ships rescued 46 crew members from a sinking fishing boat approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District rescue personnel received an electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alert from the fishing vessel Alaska Juris on Tuesday and confirmed the crew was preparing to abandon ship.

Coast Guard rescue authorities sent a C-130 aircraft, diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and used the Amver system to alert several participating commercial ships in the area of the distress. The German-flagged container ship VIENNA EXPRESS and Norwegian-flagged bulk carrier SPAR CANIS agreed to divert and assist the stricken fishing boat. Both Amver ships arrived on scene and successfully rescued all 46 crew members.

There were no reports of injuries and the survivors are being taken to Adak, Alaska where they will be met by medical personnel. A salvage operation has been initiated for the fishing boat.

The VIENNA EXPRESS, managed by Hapag-Lloyd AG, enrolled in Amver on March 7, 2010 and has earned six Amver participation awards while the SPAR CANIS, managed by Spar Shipping, enrolled on March 29, 2006 and has earned four Amver participation awards.

 Video of the rescue is available here.

Video credit: USCG public affairs