Friday, December 9, 2011

Amver ship rescues 7

According to a press release by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Amver participating ship Ocean Titan rescued seven sailors yesterday after the collision of two ships (M/V Florice and M/V Afrodite) south southwest of Lands End within the British search and rescue region.

Using a combination of Long Range Identification and Tracking and Enhanced Group Calling the rescue professionals at Rescue Coordination Center Falmouth were able to divert the Ocean Titan to the distress position where the crew of the Florece had taken to their life raft. The seven crew members, made up of Russian, Polish and Ukrainian nationals, were safely taken aboard the Ocean Titan.

The United States flagged ship enrolled in Amver in 2005 and has earned six awards for participation. The Ocean Titan is managed by Pacific Gulf Marine of Gretna, La.

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