Friday, June 22, 2018

Amver participating bulker saves 3

The Amver participating bulk carrier Desert Spring saved three sailors from their sailboat that had lost its keel and was taking on water approximately 330 miles northeast of Anguilla on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in San Juan, Puerto Rico received a call from Rescue Coordination Center Sweden that a 36-foot sailboat was taking on water and the sailors were prepared to abandon ship. The Coast Guard queried the Amver system and requested the Marshall Island flagged bulker to divert and assist if possible.

Captain Roderick Andam quickly assembled the crew of the 633-foot ship and agreed to divert and help. The Desert Spring was only 88 miles away from the sailboat. Once on scene, the crew of the Desert Spring quickly embarked the yachtsmen from their life raft. The survivors were uninjured and the Desert Spring deviated towards Puerto Rico to transfer the survivors to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The survivors were transferred to U.S. Coast Guard personnel and the Desert Spring continued on its voyage to New Orleans. The Desert Spring, managed by Atlantic Bulk Carriers Limited of Greece, enrolled in Amver on Jaunary 17, 2012 and has earned three Amver participation awards. 

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