Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Four Amver ships have been diverted by rescue authorities to search the Atlantic Ocean for any signs of Air France flight 447. United States Coast Guard search and rescue personnel provided Amver data to local authorities as efforts to locate survivors or critical aircraft components intensified.
Combining over 25 years of participation in the Amver system, the commercial ships Stolt Inspiration, Jo Cedar, Lexa Maersk, and UAL Texas were reported by Brazilian media to be searching a vast stretch of Atlantic Ocean for any signs of the missing Airbus A330.
While typically used to assist mariners in distress, Amver vessels may be called upon to search for any emergency at sea. Amver works closely with the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization to help search and rescue personnel find the best resource to assist in maritime search operations.
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Posted by Amver Maritime Relations at 7:44 AM