An Amver awards ceremony was held on May 18, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to recognize 549 United States ships participating in the Amver search and rescue system.
Representative from the following companies were on hand to receive the awards on behalf of their ships: State of Alaska (Department of Transportation & Public Facilities), APL Maritime Ltd, Carnival Corp, Crowley Marine Services Inc, Crowley Technical Management Inc, Dorado Tankers Inc, International Shipping Partners Inc, Liberty Maritime Corp, LMS Shipmanagement Inc, Maersk Line Ltd, Disney Cruise Line, OSG Ship Management Inc, Princess Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL), Roymar Ship Management Inc, Sea Star Line LLC, Sulphur Carriers Inc, U.S. Coast Guard, and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Marine & Aviation Operations.
Horizon Lines LLC received Amver’s first medal for thirty-five consecutive years of participation in the amver system. Vice Admiral David Pekoske was on hand to make comments on the continued success of the Amver program and congratulate the award winners.
This event was sponsored by IHS Fairplay, Blank Rome, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and North American Maritime Ministry Association. Amver sincerely thanks you for your sponsorship.
Besides the award recipients honored there was a brief Amver video produced by Beverly Howard. We hope you enjoy it as much as those who attended the ceremony.
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See the rest of the awards photos on Flickr.
Photo credit: USCG Photo by Beverly Howard