Saturday, November 1, 2008

M/V Vecchio Bridge rescue update

A few weeks ago the M/V Vecchio Bridge rescued a solo sailor about 700 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. The rescue was highlighted in an Amver press release and in several sailing blogs.

The case came to a conclusion on October 21 when the Vecchio Bridge docked in Shanghai, China. On hand to meet the master and crew of the Amver vessel were representatives of the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai and United States Coast Guard. They presented an Amver pennant and certificate of merit to the master and crew for their efforts in the October 10th rescue.

Pictured from left to right are USCG Captain Bighaman, Captain O. Kyun (Master of the Vecchio Bridge), USCG Captain Vance, and Mr. Michael Layne of the U.S. Consulate General.

This case highlights the continued relevance of Amver. We are thankful for the cooperation of the USCG Liaison Officer to China, Captain George Vance, USCG Activities Far East, the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai staff, United States Coast Guard Pacific Area and Headquarters staff, and the Fukujin Kisen Company, managers of the Vecchio Bridge, for helping us organize this recognition ceremony.

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