Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

This is an important week in the United States. This is Thanksgiving week. We celebrate and give thanks for the many things we have, including family and friends. Every week is Thanksgiving here at Amver. We're thankful for your participation in the world's only voluntary search and rescue system. Here are eleven more reasons we are thankful. 
  • TIONG WOON OCEAN 19
  • GALATEA
  • KLEON
  • GREGORY BRUSILOV
  • KAPENA RAYMOND ALAPA'I
  • EL SEGUNDO VOYAGER
  • TRANSCENDEN BRIGHT
  • JY BULK
  • FRONT DEFENDER
  • MICHIGAN
  • KYPARISSIA
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

A mega yacht, an expedition class cruise ship and a group of container ships, bulkers and various product tankers all joined Amver this week. Have you? The benefits of membership include better coordination in search and rescue cases. Nobody wants to be diverted for search and rescue if they don't need to. A coordinated response benefits everyone. Less time lost, less fuel burned and less hassle in port. Join Amver today and help us better coordinate search and rescue at sea. Here are the latest members.

  • KINTA
  • MSC SARA ELENA
  • CMA CGM URUGUAY
  • MSC GIULIA
  • CMA CGM MUMBAI
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VENTURE
  • FAIRCHEM FALCON
  • GREEN ATTITUDE
  • TASMANIAN ACHIEVER II
  • PROSKY
  • GH DAWN RUN
  • BRITISH ACHIEVER
  • CHEMICAL CONTENDER
  • MSC MANDY
  • HYUNDAI PARAMOUNT
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Amver Bulk Carrier Assists in Migrant Rescue

Recently the SBI Macarena reported to the Amver center they had assisted in the rescue of 35 migrants found adrift in a small boat halfway between Oran and Malaga in the Alboran Sea.

On October 25, 2018 the SBI Macarena located a group of possible migrants in a boat waving an orange flag. The captain of the SBI Macarena slowed down to investigate and notified rescue authorities at MRCC Cartagena Spain of their situation.

Rescue authorities in Spain directed the SBI Macarena to remain on scene and a helicopter and rescue boat was launched to investigate and rescue the migrants. The captain of the 751-foot bulk carrier provided critical communications and remained on scene, prepared to provide rescue services if necessary.

A rescue boat from MRCC arrived and the Liberian flagged ship was released to continue on its voyage. The SBI Macarena, managed by Scorpio Commercial Management of Monaco, enrolled in Amver on December 5, 2016 and has earned two Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Crew of the SBI Macarena


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Listen. That's the sound of someone in distress. It's hard to hear, isn't it? That is why we have Amver. Even the most faint call for help, the almost silent scream for help, the noiseless emergency beacon or the signal from a mirror or piece of glass all need to be answered. Who else will save you? When all else fails, Amver is there. Thank you for helping us provide that level of assistance around the world. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • THALASSA NIKI
  • ALAM KEKAL
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Another 19 ships. Dedication to safety at sea is the bedrock of what we do and we're grateful for the many ships who share our passion for safety. You don't need to join Amver. You don't have to participate. Yet many of you do. Thank you. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • MODALWAN 1075
  • ASIA TIRTA 1601
  • ASIA TIRTA 2001
  • ASIA TIRTA 2401
  • THALASSA TYHI
  • MEIN SHIFF 4
  • YARA KARA
  • PACKIFIC YANTAI
  • DHT MUSTANG
  • NORD VALOROUS
  • LEON POSEIDON
  • LEON HERC
  • DAGMAR
  • A. OBELIX
  • AISOPOS II
  • CMA CGM AMAZON
  • ARIES CONFIDENCE
  • ERBIL
  • YM WELLBEING
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

We're proud to bring you the latest members of the Amver safety network. Ships of all sorts join Amver and while all types of ships make Amver, they all join for one reason; safety. You could join Amver too. Will you? Now, help us welcome the new Amver members.

  • CABO DE HORNOS
  • OOCL BRISSELS
  • CAPE ANN
  • CAPE LOOKOUT
  • LUCKY SAILOR
  • FOLEGANDROS
  • KAPITAN DEMIDENKO
Photo credit: Fotilia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Have you enrolled in Amver? We often ask why you haven't. Today we're asking why you decided to join. Is it because of company tradition? Did you learn about us at a maritime academy? Did a more seasoned officer mention "We always report to Amver." Did someone in a shore side office say you needed to enroll? Let us know in the comments. And help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • DALI
  • AMARANT
  • BARBARICA
Photo credit: Fotoilia