Thursday, April 22, 2010

Research vessel meeting wrap up

Research Vessel Endeavor

I had a great time presenting the Amver story to the delegates of the Research Vessel Operators' Committee meeting in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The group was very interested in learning about Amver. Several people asked if their smaller vessels could enroll in Amver even though they aren't at least 1,000 gross tons. Even though we market Amver enrollment to larger commercial ships we encourage research vessels to enroll because they often sail into areas other ships don't transit.

There were some great speakers with topics ranging from noise control and design to towing restrictions to Admiralty law. The topics were diverse and the crowd was attentive.

The highlight of the conference was a tour of the research vessel Endeavor. The Endeavor was in port having a new crane installed. The ship was very impressive and the crew was more than happy to let a bunch of folks in suits poke around.

What about you? Do you sail on a research vessel? Drop us a line and let us know if you enrolled!

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