Monday, October 10, 2016

Report a Rescue at Sea

Thousands of people are rescued at sea each year and Amver participants contribute to a large portion of those rescues. But who tracks lives saved at sea? After some research we've come to the conclusion that there is no single entity tracking lives saved at sea by commercial ships. We hope to change that with our latest voluntary report.

We have developed an online tool for ship crews to report a rescue at sea. This report does not mean a crew doesn't have to communicate rescue operations with their company or Rescue Coordination Center. This is an additional tool that was developed with input from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to track the number of lives saved at sea. The form is very simple, low bandwidth for ease of access while at sea and completely voluntary.

Why are we asking you to complete a form after you've performed a rescue? First, its a way for Amver to actually determine effectiveness. Unless a rescue is managed by the United States Coast Guard we won't learn about it and we won't be able to credit your ship for the rescue. Secondly, there are thousands of people rescued and no single resource for documenting the rescue. With this tool we hope to generate reports for the ICS, IMO and other groups with an interest in emergencies at sea.

Help us better account for rescue operations at sea and submit a report after your next rescue.

You can access the form here.

Thank you!

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