Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

While many of you are at London International Shipping Week there are still thousands of ships and seafarers at sea. Twenty of these ships joined Amver this week. We are thankful for their dedication to safety at sea. If you’re in London I hope our paths will cross and you can say hello to a member of the Amver team. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver family.

  • MAYAN PRINCES
  • MING HONG
  • VINASHIP GOLD
  • DIMITRIS
  • PACIFIC DUCHESS
  • OOCL INDONESIA
  • DON G FANG HONG 3
  • TIAN YOU
  • KOROLEV PROSPECT
  • KEN BOS
  • DESERT GRACE
  • BERGE JEBEL JAIS
  • NAVIG8 GOAL
  • CMA CGM FORT FLEUR D’EPEE
  • JONAS OLDENDORFF
  • BW MAYSUYAMA
  • HODAKA GALAXY
  • HUNTER SAGA
  • BOW ORION
  • CLEAROCEAN AJAX
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Amver Participating Container Ship Saves Two

The Amver participating container ship Venetiko saved two fishermen from a vessel that sank approximately 154 miles southeast of Puerto Rico on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Search and rescue authorities at rescue coordination center Fort de France notified U.S. Coast Guard authorities in San Juan of a possible overdue vessel with two people aboard. The fishing boat was presumably four days overdue from a voyage departing from Dominica. Rescue personnel in Curacao were also assisting in the search and rescue efforts.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel queried the Amver system and located the 915-foot Amver participating container ship Venetiko which agreed to divert and search for the missing boat. The Liberian flagged ship was able to locate the overdue boat and safety rescued the two fishermen. The two fishermen were disembarked at the Venetiko’s next port call in Columbia.

The Venetiko, managed by Costamare Shipping of Greece, enrolled in Amver on August 19, 2008 and has earned eight Amver participation awards.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

An additional ten ships joined Amver this week. There are some interesting vessel types as well. From an articulated pusher tug to a training ship, the vessels enrolling in Amver run the gamut of ships. You can help by joining Amver an ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. Here are the new members!

  • REINAUER TWINS
  • OOCL GERMANY
  • SAJIR
  • DCI DREDGE XI
  • FAIRCHEM INTEGRITY
  • RACHEL CARSON
  • MOSCOW MAERSK
  • SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY
  • NISSOS DONOUSSA
  • KAPITAN GREGORIO OCA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

Each week, for more than 60 years, we have shared the new vessels enrolled in Amver. This week is no different. We do this because we feel it is important to recognize greatness. Not that ships that don't participate in Amver aren't somehow great. Rather, those that elect to participate have taken an extra step, made an extra commitment to safety at sea. You can take that extra step and enroll here. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • MING DA
  • ACACIA LEO
  • YIN NIAN
  • MIA DESGAGNES
  • ULTRALAZ
  • TORM STRENGTH
  • GH NAVIGATOR
  • TOKYO TRADER
  • DARYA SITA
  • ISABELLA MANX
  • PACIFIC DISPATCH
  • VENTURE PEARL
  • ORANGE VICTORIA
  • GEMMA
  • NACC CAPRI
  • CL SUZHOU
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

Amver remains unique in that is is voluntary. Despite this voluntary status, ships from around the globe join and commit to sending their positions and, if called up on in an emergency, delaying the delivery of their good in order to save lives at sea. What an amazing relationship. The relationship, the trust between the world's shipping community and the United States is something that should be celebrated and replicated. Thank you for supporting Amver. Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • HORIZON STAR
  • CARLOS DRUMMOND DE ANDRADE
  • PRIVATE ROBERTSON V.C.
  • FLEX ENDEAVOUR
  • INDUSTRIAL FUSION
  • CHEMICAL SAILOR
  • HOEGH GANNET
  • GOLDEN CORAL
  • NAVIOS LIBRA
  • BBG FOREVER
  • MARLIN MYTHIC
  • TORM SOLUTION
  • SEAFALAXY
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome Wednesday

It's holiday and vacation season. Many of us are visiting family, visiting new places as summer comes to a close. The seafarer is still underway. Ships sail and goods are delivered. Despite the summer vacation season, ships continue to enroll in Amver. Here are the latest ships to join the Amver safety network.

  • MTT KUCHING DUA
  • COSCO ENGLAND
  • CL YANGZHOU
  • GH ECLIPSE
  • FAIRCHEM VALOR
  • OCEANA RIVER
  • NISSOS ANTIPAROS
  • ATALANTI GR
  • MADRID MAERSK
  • MALENA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

You may be on holiday. It's summer and many people are taking some well deserved rest. You know who isn't taking a break? Seafarers, that's who. Ships continue on their voyages, training continues and watch standers continue to work. Life at sea isn't glamorous, but it's necessary. To all the men and women underway and those that support them, thank you. Here is the list of those ships that have taken an extra step to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. They enrolled in Amver last week. Thank you!

  • MARVEL KITE
  • MARSHAL VASILEVSKIY
  • NEW VISION
  • FAIRCHEM COPPER
  • VOLCAN DE TAGORO
  • ELANDRA PINE
  • MSC JEWEL
  • NISSOS SANTORINI
  • BBG NANNING
  • SANTA TERESA
  • SCARABEO 8
  • KRONPRINS HAAKON
  • MCC CHITTAGONG
  • SINGAPORE VOYAGER
  • LEIV EIRIKSSON
  • VOS CHAMPION
  • STAMATIA
Photo credit: Fotolio