Image via WikipediaAmver's boss, Deputy Commandant for Operations Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara, recently testified before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
The subcommittee praised the work of the Coast Guard and mentioned many of the Coast Guard's successes. The subcommittee also stressed the Coast Guard is stretched thin.
You can read Admiral Brice-O'Hara's written testimony here or see a video of the testimony here.
What does this have to do with Amver? The answer is simple. The more commercial vessels enrolled in Amver the less likely the Coast Guard must rely on its own resources to provide search and rescue. Looking at it a different way, the more vessels reporting to the Amver system, the more likely the Coast Guard can quickly locate a resource near a distress location.
So enroll your vessels today.
Did you see Admiral Brice-O'Hara's testimony? What are your thoughts?