Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Just a short update while many of you are on holiday. We're enjoying a brief break as well but that doesn't mean you can't join Amver. In fact, four more ships have done just that. Enrolling is easy. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network while you enjoy the rest of your summer holiday!
  • DIAMOND GAS ROSE
  • NORDMAPLE
  • MIN ZIDELL
  • F. G. WALTON SMITH
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Summer holiday season is in full swing but that doesn't stop Amver from needing more volunteers. Have you enrolled your ship today? Joining Amver is fast and easy. You can do it here. Why join Amver? The reasons are countless and include the obvious. You may save a life! Enjoy your holiday, stay safe and thank you for supporting the Amver safety network. Help us welcome the latest Amver members.
  • CIELO DI CAGLIARI
  • HIGH NAVIGATOR
  • LATOUCHE
  • DIONI GR
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Thank you for all the well wishes as we hit our 60th anniversary. We're happy to say we're ready for another 60 years! In the meantime, we continue to highlight the new participants that have joined Amver in the previous week. Since 1958 we have shared the names of our new members. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • MSC MAGNIFICA
  • SERI CAMELLIA
  • PHILOTIMOS
  • TEDORIGAWA
  • CMA CGM VOLGA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

It's hard to believe but Amver turned 60 years old this month. Sixty years of saving lives at sea via a network of volunteer ships. Despite the risk to life and profit, you have stayed the course and continue to enroll and participate. Thank you to the seafarers around the world both past and present for ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • ROYAL 36
  • NOLDE
  • ONE MINATO
  • MEDI GENERVA
  • ZOLA
Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Excuse me, are you a seafarer? Oh, you are? Have you heard about Amver? You know, Amver. The global voluntary search and rescue program. You haven't? Oh, well you should learn a little about it. Your ship can easily enroll in this program. Once you enroll the crew sends a sail plan and then periodic position reports. Why do this? Because your ship may be the closest to a maritime emergency and you could save lives. That's a good thing. Many of your colleagues participate. Here are the latest ships that enrolled in Amver. We hope you will too.
  • KUKUI
  • AFRICAN GANNET
  • BELITA
  • AQUAGRACE
  • DIAMOND GAS ORCHID
  • ITHACKI
  • FAIRCHEM FORTE
  • CAPE AMAL
  • CHARLOTTE
  • AURORA CONFIDENCE
  • MARAN GAS SPETSES
  • TENMA
  • ARCTOS
  • CLIPPER VANGUARD
Photo credit: Fotolia

Monday, July 2, 2018

Amver ship saves 2 German sailors

The Amver participating tanker Abtao rescued two German sailors after their sailboat was demasted and a personal locator beacon was activated approximately 800 miles west of the Azores on Monday, June 25, 2018.

U.S. Coast Guard officials received the beacon alert and launched an Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 search aircraft along with an the Amver participating tanker. The Abtao was reported to be five miles away from the beacon alert. The captain of the Chilean flagged tanker agreed to divert and assist in the search.

The Abtao was able to locate the sailboat and safely embark the two sailors. "We provided first aid to verify their health status and found the sailors to be in optimal health," emailed Abtao captain Francisco Montero. The survivors will remain on the 600-foot tanker until it arrives at its next port call in Florida.

The Abtao, managed by Sonamar of Chile, enrolled in Amver on July 8, 2004 and has earned four Amver participation awards.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

It's been a busy week at Amver. There have been several dramatic rescues which would not be possible without your dedication to safety and joining the Amver system. Not only do we thank you, but the survivors are thankful as well. If you haven't joined Amver yet, now is the perfect time. Participation is easy, enrolling is a breeze and there isn't much to do except send a sail plan and an occasional position report. If your fleet is enrolled in fleet management by Pole Star or Transas the position reports may be automated and you can elect to have them shared with us. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • CMA CGM HEAN MERMOZ
  • ECO PALM SPRINGS
  • MANOLATES
  • FEDERAL NAGARA
  • PACIFIC FINDER
  • CMA CGM J. MADISON
Photo credit: Fotolia