Monday, June 18, 2018

Amver container ship tows sailboat to safety

The Amver participating boxship CMA CGM Brazil towed a 46-foot sailboat to safety in St. Marten after the sailboat reported they were taking on water and disabled approximately 315 miles east north east of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in San Juan, Puerto Rico were notified by two sailors who's boat was taking on water through the rudder shaft. While they were able to keep up with the flooding with pumps, they were afraid they may have to abandon ship.

The Coast Guard queried the Amver system and located the Singapore flagged container ship, CMA CGM Brazil, and requested it divert to assist the sailboat. The master of the 620-foot ship agreed to divert and assist if possible. The CMA CGM Brazil was only 45 miles away from the distress location and was able to locate the sailboat.

The master and crew of the container ship devised a plan to tow the sailboat to a shallow, safe harbor. Despite ten knot winds and five foot waves, the crew of the CMA CGM Brazil was able to tow the sailboat to St. Martin. The two sailors were in good health and able to stay aboard the sailboat.

The CMA CGM Brazil, which enrolled in Amver on November 30, 2015, handed over the sailboat and two survivors to St. Martin Coast Guard authorities and resumed its voyage.

Photo credit: crew of the CMA CGM Brazil 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Welcome Wednesday!

Who's next? Who joined Amver? Why aren't you listed here? So many questions! You can help us save lives by taking a few minutes and enrolling in Amver today. Why? The bottom line is you'll be part of a coordinated rescue instead of an incomplete picture. We're committed to only having the right ship in the right place diverted for search and rescue. Help us help you save money, time and get to your destination in a timely manner. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • ARITA
  • BOW TUNGSTEN
  • MSC MADHU B
  • ALMI TITAN
  • CHALLENGER
  • JEAN-JOSEPH
  • NAO HORIZON
  • NAO GALAXY
  • KALOLIMNOS
  • ALPHA HERO
  • KOTA PERKASA
  • EARL W. REDD
  • EMERY ZIDELL
  • SIGRID DUNLAP
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Welcome Wednesday

Thank you! Sixteen more ships have joined Amver. Week after week we're impressed and thankful for your continued to support the Amver system. Your commitment to safety at sea matters. Lives are saved time and again. More importantly, commerce is not negatively affected. Your willingness to report to Amver means we may NOT dispatch or divert you to search for a maritime distress. That ensures you make it to port, reduces lost time and saves money. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • GOLDEN CIRRUS
  • GPO AMETHYST
  • ATLANTIC PRIDE
  • DESERT ORCHID
  • DHT COLT
  • OCEAN RIG CORCOVADO
  • KOTA SINGA
  • KOTA SURIA
  • KOTA PEKARANG
  • KOTA PELANGI
  • KOTA PEMIMPEN
  • KOTA PERABU
  • KOTA PERDANA
  • CRUDEMED
  • KEDAR NATH
  • ST. SOFIA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Monday, June 4, 2018

Amver Car Carrier Saves 3

U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel diverted the Amver participating Ro/Ro Asian Dynasty to rescue three people from a disabled sailboat 25 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The product tanker Navigator Gemini received a distress call from the 32-foot sailboat that it was taking on water. The Navigator Gemini then contacted the Coast Guard who immediately launched an Ocean Sentry aircraft and the Amver participating ship Asian Dynasty.

The South Koran flagged Ro/Ro agreed to divert, located the sailboat and rescued the three yachtsmen. The survivors were uninjured and stayed aboard the Asian Dynasty until it arrived in Nassau, Bahamas.

The Asian Dynasty enrolled in Amver on December 6, 1999 and has earned five Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Fotolia