Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Welcome Wednesday

Every day more than 7,000 Amver ships are available for search and rescue around the world. There are 14 more available, having enrolled in Amver this week. We welcome them to the Amver safety network and encourage you to join as well. Help us welcome these latest members.
  • HANGZHOU
  • BRAVE TERN
  • HENRIETTE OLDERDORFF
  • ALIKI PERROTIS
  • JO ALM
  • RB LISA
  • AURORA FREYJA
  • CARTIGNY
  • PACIFIC QINGDAO
  • ATLANTIC LIGHT
  • SUNNY LAVENDER
  • MARAN ARTEMIS
  • SUNSTAR
  • ELIAS TSAKOS
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Twenty one new additions to the Amver safety network. These crews and companies recognize the value of being part of something greater, something above and beyond what's required. These volunteers are the backbone of the Amver system and are responsible for saving a life a day. Thank you! Help us welcome these new Amver participants.

  • HOEGH TRAPPER
  • GENER8 SUCCESS
  • ECO LEADER
  • ELSA S
  • RIKKE
  • TRADE QUEST
  • SILVER HEBA
  • GINKGO ARROW
  • AS SAVONIA
  • STADT JENA
  • AMSTEL LION
  • AS FLORIANA
  • AS FATIMA
  • AS ROMINA
  • AS ROSALIA
  • AS RICCARDA
  • AS RAGNA
  • MINERVA LEO
  • MINERVA TYCHI
  • GEN NO. 1
  • LEO GREEN
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

If you've ever wondered why Amver continues to be important you need look no further than the recent case of 19 fishermen rescued by the Amver bulk carrier K. Coral. The Amver ship was at the right place, at the right time and not only rescued the fishermen, but embarked an Air Force medical crew that arrived by parachute. You can be part of this amazing system. Enroll in Amver today.
Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • PLVS VLTRA
  • ANNA G.
  • BOCHEM BRUSSELS
  • MG EARTH
  • CMA CGM RIO GRANDE
  • RB EDEN
  • AEGEAN MARATHON
  • POSH HUSKY
  • MOL BEYOND

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amver crew recognized for heroic rescue

Amver director Benjamin Strong, along with U.S. Coast Guard representatives from Sector Long Island Sound and Boston, Mass. recognized the crew of the M/V K. Coral in New Haven, Conn. for rescuing 19 fishermen 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.

"In the wake of the International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer, which was themed At Sea For All, it is only fitting that we recognize the brave seafarers of the K. Coral for saving 19 fishermen," Strong mentioned while presenting a certificate of appreciation. "These crewmen have set the example and should be proud of their accomplishments," he added.

The K. Coral is managed by SK Shipping of Korea and enrolled in Amver on September 26, 2011. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

The oceans remain dangerous. Just yesterday Amver ships raced to save the lives of 19 fishermen. If not for the dedicated volunteer in Amver those 19 might have died. Thank you for continuing to support the Amver system, to enroll in Amver and to ensure no call for help go unanswered.

  • ASIA TRITA 1605
  • YM WIDTH
  • CF DIAMOND
  • BRITOIL 49
  • TAHITI NUI III
  • ORENTAL JUBILEE
  • LACERTA
  • MATUKU
  • ALULAQ
  • EQUINOX MELIDA
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Amver Ship Saves 19 Fishermen In Atlantic Rescue

The Amver participating bulk carrier K. Coral rescued 19 fishermen after they abandoned their burning vessel approximately 900 miles southeast of Bermuda on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. 

The Panamanian flagged ship notified rescue personnel in Bermuda that the first officer spotted a large cloud of black smoke approximately four miles from their position. The master of the K. Coral altered course and found a fishing vessel on fire with people in the water.

Bermuda rescue personnel notified the U.S. Coast Guard who activated the Amver system and diverted two additional ships, the Cherry Point and the Jean LD, that assisted in the search for people in the water. 

"While we were hoisting the 17 people onto our ship two people on a makeshift raft got separated from the group and drifted away," said the captain of the K. Coral. The K. Coral and Cherry Point continued searching for the two remaining survivors for six hours. 

Lookouts on the K. Coral spotted the last two people and hoisted the first survivor to safety but lost sight of the second person in the darkness and heavy rain. "The final survivor is clinging to some debris so we know he's alive and we won't give up!" the captain of the K. Coral reported to Coast Guard authorities. "Search and rescue operations still going on at this time," the captain said, "we are having a hard time recovering the last person due to weather conditions. Wind still coming from the east but increasing to Force 5 with passing rain showers."

Two hours later the last survivor, the master of the fishing vessel, was aboard the K. Coral. The crew of the K. Coral reported two of the survivors suffered third degree burns and were being treated in the ship's hospital. The K. Coral is sailing towards Bermuda so a helicopter can meet the ship and evacuate the injured survivors.

The K. Coral, managed by SK Shipping Company Ltd, enrolled in Amver on September 26, 2011 and has earned two Amver participation awards. The Cherry Point, managed by Pacific Basin Shipping of Hong Kong, enrolled in Amver on July 18, 2003 and has earned one Amver participation award and the Jean LD, managed by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS of France, enrolled in Amver on June 30, 2005 and earned ten Amver participation awards. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

There is no shortage of heroism at sea. Seafarers routinely risk their lives to save others. Whether it is a migrant searching for a better life, a yachtsman adrift in a life raft or another seafarer abandoning a ship in distress, our Amver participants stand ready to save lives. Most of these amazing stories go untold. So take a moment and consider enrolling in Amver and join the network of silent life savers.

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

  • ENSCO 8506
  • AISA TIRTA 1201
  • SILVER MUNA
  • MARLIN AQUAMARINE
  • GH SEABISQUIT
  • NYK BLUE JAY
  • MARITIME VOYAGER
  • AL QATTARA
  • LOCH NESS
  • GENER8 CONSTANTINE
  • ANANGEL EXCELLENCE
  • SINNDAR
  • SANSOVINO
  • MARATHA PRIMIER
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