Monday, April 15, 2013

Remember Titanic

101 years ago Titanic sank after striking an iceberg sending 1,502 people to their death. Today the Amver system operates to ensure such tragedy doesn't repeat itself, with over 5,000 commercial ships available to rescue those in distress at sea on any day. These ships coordinate their position with the United States Coast Guard to ensure the best ship is diverted during a maritime emergency.

The photo below is from the Ida and Isador Straus memorial in New York City. Ida and Isador Straus were passengers on Titanic who refused to separate, choosing instead to perish together in the icy Atlantic waters. It is one of the most touching Titanic related memorials in New York.

Straus Park and Memorial Fountain

Your vessel could be the next one to make a difference, save a life, ensure no call for help goes unanswered. If you're not enrolled in Amver, please consider joining.

Photo credit: warsze via Flickr

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