Friday, November 25, 2011

Pole Star and Amver partnership reaches 1,500 ships

There are now more than 1,500 vessels contributing position reports to the Amver search and rescue plot via the Pole Star automatic Amver link.

In close collaboration with Amver, Pole Star develoed the automatic link in 2008, allowing ship owners and operators to automatically send position reports directly to Amver, relieving the master of manually submitting reports from the bridge.

Initially available to Fleet Management customers, Pole Star extended the Amver link to their SSAS Alert Advanced customers in March. Since that time, the number of vessels using the feature has almost doubled, growing at a rate of 4 vessels per day and reaching a new high of 1,500 vessels this week.

"Pole Star is committed to promoting safety of life at sea which includes helping reduce the bureaucratic burden on the master and ship's officers," commented Paul Morter, Director of Sales (Commercial Marine) at Pole Star. "Automated reporting to Amver is one way of supporting these goals."

Pole Star's commitment to safety at sea is evident in this partnership. The number of Pole Star customers electing to participate in Amver helps ensure no call for help goes unanswered. It's a demonstration of the sorts of achievements that can be accomplished when government and private sector work together.

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