Monday, March 19, 2012

Mug Shot: Amver ship IVS Beachwood

This new feature isn't what you think. We're finding Amver participants that come into port near us and paying them a visit to say thank you. Along with our hearty thanks, we're passing along a nice Amver coffee mug. Just a way to recognize the hard work mariners do protecting those at sea.

Our first Mug Shot comes from the port of New London, Conn. where we met Captain Fred Peterson and the crew of the bulker IVS Beachwood. The IVS Beachwood is a relatively new ship, having been built and enrolled in Amver in 2011. The crew were very accommodating and friendly. They had a spotless ship and took great pride in showing it off.

Here is Captain Fred Peterson receiving his Amver mug! Captain Peterson has been at sea since he was a cadet in 1971. Thank you for your commitment to safety at sea!

Perhaps your ship will be next! We look forward to coming aboard and thanking you for ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

I also want to thank the fine men and women from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound who let me accompany them on their Port State Control inspection of the ship. They were a truly professional cadre and treated the Captain and crew with respect. Want to learn what you can expect when the Coast Guard boards your vessel? Listen to this episode of the Amver podcast.

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