Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

One may be the lonliest number but we'll take one. One is the difference between life and death. One vessel means someone is out there, standing watch, keeping a lookout and available to render assistance. All it takes is one. But Amver is more than one. In fact, there are almost 8,000 ships available each day to assist in search and rescue anywhere in the world. Will you help us? Will you be the one? Help us welcome the latest member of Amver.

  • FRONT POLLUX
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Hey, did you join Amver this week? If you did, thank you! If you haven't, join us now. There is no shortage of good work that your vessels can provide. The sea remains a dangerous place and nobody is better suited to lend a hand than you, the seafarer. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • BW NILE
  • ROYAL BLISS
  • YM UNIFORMITY
  • MOUNT KELLETT
  • SC SCORPIO
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

You've been waiting for it, right? You want to know who joined Amver this week, don't you? Of course you do. Well the wait is over. The tradition of listing ships in Amver dates back to our beginning in 1958 when newly enrolled ships were listed in the Amver Bulletin. We're happy to continue the tradition today. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • DEEPWATER PONTUS
  • SEASPEED
  • KASSOS
  • GREATSHIP RASHI
  • PARNASSOS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Another week and we're proud to deliver the list of the latest ships enrolled in Amver. Who are they? Take a look below. You've considered joining Amver but haven't taken the next step? Enrolling in Amver is easy and only takes a few moments. Join today and you can ensure no call for help goes unanswered.
  • AMERICAN SPIRIT
  • CMA CGM T. ROOSEVELT
  • SFL SABINE
  • YM URANUS
  • HANNA OLDENDORFF
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

We're exceptionally proud of our participants. Silently sailing the world's oceans ready to provide life saving services when necessary. You continue to support the only global, voluntary search and rescue system on the high seas. If you aren't part of the Amver system, consider enrolling today. The benefits certainly outweigh the costs and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing your vessels are helping ensure no call for help goes unanswered.

  • ZITA SCHULTE
  • SEAWAYS HATTERAS
  • ORIENTAL ARROW
  • INDONESIAN BULKER
  • BUKHTA NAYEZDNIK
  • FRONT CASCADE
  • SIGNAL MAYA
  • RIVERA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Here you go! The latest vessels that joined Amver this week. We remain grateful for your support of the Amver system and global search and rescue. Every day more than 8,000 ships are reporting to us, ready to respond in the event of an emergency at sea. Thank you!

  • AQUAPUELCHE
  • FRONT CRYSTAL
  • ANDERIDA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Monday, July 10, 2017

International rescue effort saves two sailors

An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for a 42-foot German flagged sailboat. Working with rescue authorities in Bremen, Germany the Coast Guard personnel learned that two sailors had abandoned their buring sailboat and one of the sailors was suffering from severe burns.

Coast Guard rescue personnel used the Amver system to locate the 600-foot chemical tanker Nord Nightingale which was near the sunked sailboat. The crew of the Nord Nighingale agreed to divert and assist in the rescue operations.

The Coast Guard also coordinated with the U.S. Air Force who launched pararescuemen and medical supplies from the 920th Rescue Wing. The team of Air Force rescue specialists were able to parachute down to the injured yachtsment and begin treating them.

The survivors and pararescuemen were hoisted aboard the Nord Nighingale and a U.S. Air Force helicopter arrived to hoist the seven and transport them back to Florida where the survivors were transferred to EMS and transported to a local hospital.

The Singapore flagged Nord Nightingale, managed by NorOrient Product Pool in Singapore, enrolled in Amver on June 2, 2008.

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Borosch