Take a look at this video from a Hampton Roads, Virginia television station about a recent Amver rescue in the Atlantic off the coast of Virginia. A yachtsman was in distress and the United States Coast Guard used all the search and rescue tools in their arsenal to ensure a safe recovery.
The United States flagged Amver participating ship President Jackson diverted and remained on scene until the tug Julie and a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City arrived. The helicopter was able to hoist the ill sailor and flew him to a local hospital where he was evaluated.
Want to take part in rescues like this? Enroll your ship in the Amver system and you could be next!
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