Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

The need for rescue at sea will never go away. While search and rescue capabilities around the world continue to improve, the need for a helping hand far out at sea continues. Who will be there to save you during an emergency? A commercial ship participating in the Amver system will be there. Help us welcome the latest members of this unique safety network.
  • SKYROS
  • KONINGSDAM
  • STI ACTION
  • SEAWORK 121
  • ALICE
  • BAVANG
  • OLYMPIC HOPE
  • MCKENNY TIDE
  • ATLANTIC MANZANILLO
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Amver Ship Rescued 41 Migrants in the Mediterranean

The M/V Eastern Confidence seen under it's previous name Sat Nunki
The 41 migrants rescued from a boat that capsized in the Mediterranean were saved by the Amver participating bulk carrier Eastern Confidence on April 16, 2016.

The Filipino flagged ship was alerted to the distress by the Greek Coast Guard and steamed to the distress location. The BBC reported the migrants were on a voyage from Libya to Europe when they were transferred from one boat to another more overcrowded boat. At some point the wooden boat capsized killing at least 500 people.

The 554-foot cargo ship embarked the survivors, mostly from Africa, and disembarked them in Greece. The BBC, citing the ship's log, reported the migrants initially refused to leave the cargo ship but eventually left and were met by Greek officials.

The Eastern Confidence, managed by Hellas Marine Services of Greece, enrolled in Amver on May 26, 2009 and has earned one Amver participation award.

You can learn more about Amver here.

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Welcome Wednesday!

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing your accomplishments. Those accomplishments include joining Amver and this week we have another 16 ships enrolled. Help us welcome them to the Amver safety network.


  • INTERLINK VERACITY
  • MAHADAH SILVER
  • HYUNDAI MIPPO 2550
  • MOL BENEFACTOR
  • CORATO
  • NADESHIKO
  • RECCO
  • RED DAISY
  • FRONT LEOPARD
  • JAG PUNIT
  • BERGE ZUGSPITZE
  • STAVF JORD
  • STAR PLOEG
  • NILEDUTCH ROTTERDAM
  • FEDERAL TAKASE
  • PERMIAN LADY
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

We're proud to bring this list to you each week. If you're new to Amver this is a weekly feature where we list the new ships that joined Amver in the last week. If your ship isn't participating feel free to enroll today. Now help us welcome the latest ships to join the Amver network.

  • HH NORTH
  • NAVIOS VENUS
  • NAVIG8 SANCTITY
  • GENER8 HERA
  • ULTRA CRIMSON
  • ELISABETH OLDENDORFF
  • HYUNDAI SAMHO S768
  • TIZIANA
  • BRITISH RENOWN
  • GASLOG GREECE
  • ALEX
  • LEGEND PROSPERITY
  • AFRICAN RAPTOR
  • CRIMSON KINGDOM
  • ERNA OLDENDORFF
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Welcome Wednesday!

We're happy to share the name of the latest ships to join Amver this week. As Amver awards ceremony season starts we'll be hosting events in  Finland, Washington, DC and around the world. Stay tuned for posts about a ceremony near you! Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • MATSYA VARSHINI
  • CAP SAN ARTEMISSIO
  • NAVIGATOR COPERNICO
  • SILVER ENTALINA
  • TORM TROILUS
  • AURORA NJORD
  • SOFIE VICTORY
  • VAYADA NAREE
  • GENEVA VENTURE
  • TRAMMO STANTON
  • NORD SEAL
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Amver Participating Research Vessel Evacuates French Teenager

The Amver participating research vessel Atlantis rescued a French teenager from a sailboat 345 miles north of Puerto Rico after the boy suffered from severe sea sickness on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in San Juan, Puerto Rico received notification from French rescue authorities that a 70-foot sailboat was requesting assistance getting the boy medical assistance. The 272-foot research vessel Atlantis was only 60 miles from the sailboat and agreed to divert and embark the young sailor.

The crew of the Atlantis arrived on scene, launched a small boat and embarked the ill teen and an adult. The two sailors will remain aboard the Atlantis until it arrives in Charleston, SC on April 2.

The research vessel Atlantis, managed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, enrolled in Amver on May 28, 1997 and has earned five Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: crew of the research vessel Atlantis

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Save the date! National Maritime Day and Amver awards.

Mark your calendar for May 23, 2016! Join us to celebrate National Maritime Day and the presentation of the United States Amver awards! U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft will be the keynote speaker at the Amver awards celebration.

The day starts with a safety at sea seminar and participants include U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen as well as other influential shipping personalities. The event takes place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Come help us celebrate National Maritime Day and recognize the 922 U.S. managed ships earning Amver awards!

Photo credit: USCG photo