Monday, June 1, 2009

Amver Rescue Update On Tall Ship Soren Larsen

Amver received word that the tall ship Soren Larsen was able to employ enough pumps to keep ahead of the water coming in and was sailing back to port. The Amver participating car carrier Tarago, diverted earlier by Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand to assist, was accompanying the stricken ship back to port. Thankfully the passengers are reported to be ok.

Thank you New Zealand Search and Rescue Controller Dave Wilson for thinking quickly and requesting an Amver surface picture. If you are a search and rescue controller and want to learn how you can request Amver data read this post. Requesting Amver data in your search and rescue region could mean the difference between life and death.

Has your RCC requested Amver data in the past? Was it helpful?

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