Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Fourteen more ships enrolled in Amver this week. If you're undecided or unsure if you should join consider this. Joining Amver and reporting your ship position to the United States Coast Guard helps us better coordinate search and rescue efforts. If you aren't enrolled, there's a chance you may be missed as a resource for rescue or you may be diverted unnecessarily. Enroll today and continue the tradition of ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

  • OOCL MALAYSIA
  • LAUSANNE
  • MARAN GAS OLYMPIAS
  • CS TINA
  • STENA IMPECCABLE
  • NEW WEALTH
  • BRITISH STRATUS
  • STI SELATAR
  • ANYA
  • BRIGITTE
  • NAVIG8 EXPENITE
  • BRITISH CENTURY
  • MARAN HERMIONE
  • POESTELLA
Photo credit: Fotolia 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Amver has been busy this year saving lives! Thank you for helping save lives around the world. Without your dedication to safety at sea, more then 20 lives may have been lost. Thank you for your continued interest by enrolling ships in Amver. Here are the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • YM WIDTH
  • JAG AMAR
  • MINERVA CORALIA
  • TR LADY
  • KEY WEST
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amver participating tug rescues 11 migrants

The Genesis Patriot, seen with its previous name, Patriot Service
The Amver participating tug Genesis Patriot rescued 11 Cuban migrants from a rustic sailing vessel taking on water approximately 155 miles west northwest of Dry Tortuga, Fla. on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami received a notification from the tug and barge that it had located a rustic sailing vessel with ten or 11 people aboard. The sailing vessel was in danger of sinking. Coast Guard officials diverted a cutter and requested the 121-foot tug to remain on scene and assist where necessary.

To avoid any risk to the migrants, the crew of the Genesis Patriot rescued the 11 survivors and coordinated a rendezvous with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The eight male and three female migrants were uninjured in the rescue operation.

The Genesis Patriot safely transferred the survivors to the Munro and continued on its voyage.

The Genesis Patriot, managed by Genesis Marine LLC, enrolled in Amver on April 1, 2011 and has earned three Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

It doesn't matter where you are in the world, there is likely an Amver ship within a few hours of you. Even in the far reaches of the Arctic, the Indian Ocean or the Cook Islands. If you're in trouble, a commercial ship is probably close enough to provide help. If you're already enrolled in Amver you help provide the safety blanket around the world. If you haven't enrolled we may not be able to see you at sea and ask you to help. Consider joining Amver today. In the meantime, help us welcome the latest Amver participants.

  • FAIRCHEM TRIUMPH
  • BW KALLANG
  • SHINZAN MARU
  • CALLAO EXPRESS
  • HERUN CHINA
  • OTAGO BAY
  • LEICESTER
  • PSU FIRST
  • LILY OLDENDORFF
  • RED SAKURA
  • GH RICH WALL
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Amver participating cruise ship saves 6 near Tonga

The Amver participating cruise ship Albatros rescued six fishermen from their sinking boat approximately 400 kilometers west south west of Tonga on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Rescue authorities in New Zealand received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert and requested Amver surface picture information from the United States Coast Guard in addition to launching a New Zealand search aircraft to the distress location.

According to a press release from Maritime New Zealand, the search aircraft located the crew and dropped emergency equipment and a radio. The Bahamian flagged cruise ship arrived on scene and the fishermen jumped into the water to swim to them. The Albatros crew helped the fishermen aboard and provided food, water and ensured they were uninjured. The survivors remained on the 672-foot Albatros until it arrived in Auckland, Australia.

The Albatros, managed by V Ships Leisure, enrolled in Amver on January 1, 1974 and has earned more than 16 Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: marinetraffic.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

What a week! Another 31 ships have joined Amver. Why do they join? To assist in search and rescue around the world. In all oceans and seas. Is Amver effective? You sure as heck right it is. Just take a look at this case involving a disabled catamaran or this case involving a sinking sailboat. Lives saved because YOU join Amver. Thank you! Now help us welcome the latest participants.

  • SEA AMBER
  • CMA CGM COLUMBIA
  • NORDMOSEL
  • PACIFIC GAS
  • IKALUK
  • SEGORO MAS
  • EI CALAFATE II
  • SVITZER BUSSE
  • KANAL MAS
  • STI BRIXTON
  • STI BATTERSEA
  • TRADE UNITY
  • TRADE PROSPERITY
  • MAERSK INDUS
  • MAUTICAL ELISABETH
  • NAUTICAL MARIE
  • STI TOTHERHITHE
  • GH BLACK CAVIAR
  • NAUTICAL ALICE
  • CRAMOND ISLAND
  • ISABELA ISLAND
  • ALEXANDROS P.
  • NORDAMELIA
  • AQUITANE
  • DONG-A MAIA
  • ALPHA ETHOS
  • GENER8 HECTOR
  • GAS LEO
  • LEMESSOS NAPA
  • AMJAD
  • TENWA MARU
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Amver bulker rescues 4 from sinking sailboat in the Atlantic

The Amver participating bulk carrier Noni rescued 4 people from a disabled sailboat approximately 500 miles off the coast of Brazil on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

The crew of the Noni overheard a mayday radio broadcast and notified rescue personnel in Brazil and the Amver center.  According to the report from the Noni, a sailboat radioed their engine failed and the vessel was flooding. The crew of the Noni was only two miles away and altered course to render assistance to the disabled sailboat.

Two hours after receiving the distress call the crew of the Marshall Island flagged ship was safely alongside the sail boat and hoisting the four survivors aboard the ship.

The survivors were uninjured and had been on a voyage from Dakar, Senegal to Brazil when they reported an engine failure and water coming into the boat. The survivors will be disembarked at the Noni's next port of call in Uruguay.

The Noni, managed by AM Nomikos Transwolrd Maritime Agencies of Greece, enrolled in Amver on July 2, 2015 and has earned one Amver participation award.

Photo credit: The crew of the M/V Noni