Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

You've done it again! Despite a global pandemic, the middle of summer, a slowdown in shipping you have continued to demonstrate your commitment to safety at sea by joining Amver. As we continue our mission to ensure no call for help goes unanswered, you continue to help us make that happen. Thank you for supporting this 63-year-old program dedicated to helping those in distress at sea. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • TRANSOCEAN LEADER
  • DEEPWATER SKYROS
  • IMOGEN
  • GASLOG WESTMINISTER
  • YM TRUTH
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

While we continue to wrestle with the new way of doing business, one thing remains the same. The need for brave seafarers to bring us the goods we need continues. We don't know where we'll be in the coming days or weeks. What we do know is that we'll still need stuff. School supplies, shoes, food, clothing, and countless other good necessary for our daily lives. Thank you, seafarers, for continuing to bring those things to us. And thank you for continuing to answer calls for help, ensuring help and rescue for those in distress at sea. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • EVER READY
  • WORLD CREST
  • BW PAVILION ARANTHERA
  • BULK ITALY
  • BRIGHT VENTURE
  • FAIRCHEM FORTITUDE
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

The new normal. That's what we are all getting used to. Video calling, online ordering, remote working and learning. Just because many of us are staying home doesn't mean the seas are any less dangerous. Distress calls continue to come in to rescue authorities around the world. The demand for goods continues to drive the shipping sector to get things to us in a timely manner. Thankfully, seafarers continue to join Amver week after week. Thank you for enrolling in the Amver program and ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.
  • MARVIN STAR
  • OSHIMA MARU
  • AFRICAN PARROT
  • YU LIN HAI
  • SM HARMONY1
  • MARAN PHOEBE
  • WISTERIA SALUTE
  • ETERNAL GLORY
  • RUI YANG
  • EVER BEADY


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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

Thank you! Once again you've shown how dedicated you, the maritime community, are to safety at sea. We're grateful for your support in global search and rescue. You help ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • BOSS
  • CLIPPER ENYO
  • SEOHAE GAS
  • HAI YAN
  • VALKYRIE
  • IRIS WAVE
  • ZUIYO
  • MOL TRIBUTE
  • MAERSK HAVANA
  • HUNTER IDUN
  • LIGHT VENTURE
  • SUNGKIANG
  • DESERT VIRTUE
  • MSC CAMILLE
  • SOLAR SHARNA
  • OSHIMA MARU
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Why Shipping Matters

For most of us school ended with children at home, collaborating online, perhaps struggling with online lessons, and wondering when the next package would arrive.  Many parents struggled with at-home schooling. Many families and students struggled with video learning. Thankfully, our friends at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers developed a way for students to learn about shipping. Why Shipping Matters is a perfect program to complement in-school or at-home learning. These lessons can also be adapted for Scouts!

Why do we need to teach our children about shipping? First, we've become increasingly aware of the importance of shipping as we've been locked away at home. Everything from the device we're reading this on to the bananas in our morning cereal has likely arrived by ship. Secondly, shipping lessons are life, history, math, and science lessons. "Shipping is integral to every aspect of our daily lives," says Julie Lithgow, Director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. "Everyday school and home lessons can easily be tied in to lesson on shipping. The parallels are incredible!" she added.

The parallels are seemingly everywhere. Anything from geography to physical education has a maritime equivalent. Physical education? Really? Yes, try the semaphore alphabet and tell us you didn't burn some calories!

Amver is proud to support this endeavor and encourage teachers and families to explore the lessons on the Why Shipping Matters page. 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

We're always intrigued at the numbers and types of ships enrolling in Amver. This week is no different. This week's surprise includes a fish carrier! Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • FAR SANTANA
  • JUN HE
  • CASTRO ALVES
  • DA ZHI
  • WESTERN SANTIAGO
  • DOUCE FRANCE
  • RONJA ISLANDER
  • MORNING GLORY
  • FAIRCHEM ANGEL
  • QOGIR
  • WESTERN MOSCOW
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

We celebrate World Ocean's Day, Day of the Seafarer, World Maritime Day among other maritime-related days. Every day we celebrate you. Your dedication to safety at sea speaks volumes about your character and willingness to ensure those in peril are saved. Amver exists because you continue to say "yes, we will help" and we're grateful. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • EVVIVA
  • SAPURA DIAMANTE
  • YM CELEBRITY
  • BULK CROATIA
  • BBC ST. PETERSBURG
  • SARA
  • LOWLANDS TEAL
  • HUNTER DISEN
  • FRAGRANT ATHENA
  • SOUCO
  • FRONT DYNAMIC
  • HAFNIA BEIJING
  • GLAD YOUNG
  • FAR SANTANA
  • JUN HE
  • CASTRO ALVES
  • DA ZHI
  • WESTERN SANTIAGO
  • DOUCE FRANCE
  • RONJA ISLANDER
  • MORNING GLORY
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