Monday, February 4, 2019

Amver cruise ship Carnival Sunrise assists disabled sailboat

The Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Sunrise assisted a disabled sailboat 88 miles south of South West Passage, Louisiana on December 12, 2018.

United States Coast Guard rescue officials in New Orleans, La. received a notification from the captain of the Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Sunrise that the ship was on scene with a 44-foot disabled ketch and passing fuel and lube oil.

The Bahamian flagged cruise ship was able to pass along oil and fuel and continue on its voyage. The crew of the sailboat were instructed by the Coast Guard to activate their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) if they require additional assistance.

The sailboat was able to continue on its voyage to Tampa, Fla. and the Carnival Sunrise returned to port. The Carnival Sunrise enrolled in Amver on February 24, 1999 and has earned 20 Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Jenni Hallock via YouTube 

Welcome Back!

We're happy to report that the Amver offices are staffed, funded and open for business. We're digging through lots of emails and 2018 end of year statistics as we prepare for the upcoming awards season. Thank you for your patience. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Amver Update

Happy New Year! 

There has been a lot of Amver activity this year. 

This blog will be updated when the United States Federal Government lapse in funding has ended. 

Thank you for your continued support of Amver. 


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
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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
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