Saturday, February 27, 2010
Amver ships beware. A strong 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile today spreading destruction across that country and prompting the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami warning for the state of Hawaii and other Pacific coastal areas. While the potential tsunami may not affect large vessels at sea the tsunami wave may strengthen as it reaches shallower water.
What does that mean for Amver participants? First you should batten down the hatches, be extra vigilant on watch, and be prepared to render assistance if called upon from a rescue coordination center.
Like the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared"
Photo credit: Hawaiian Sun
Posted by Amver Maritime Relations at 2:15 PM