Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

Thank you! You've responded to our appeal to continue to support Amver and enroll new ships. Today we share the ten latest ships enrolled in the Amver system. From LNG tankers to open hatch cargo ships. We are always curious about the types of ships and the names of the ships. Tell your friend and keep joining Amver! Now help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

If you've been wondering where the list of new ships in Amver has been look no further. For some reason, fewer and fewer ships are joining Amver. We encourage all ships, on a voyage of 24 hours or greater, to enroll in the system. It's easy, free and could result in your crew saving a life. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Amver participating cruise ship rescues two from downed aircraft

The Amver participating cruise ship Regal Princess rescued two survivors from an aircraft that ditched in the water 20 miles southeast of Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami received notification from air traffic control personnel that the aircraft had ditched. Rescue personnel immediately diverted a Coast Guard rescue aircraft, the Coast Guard Cutter Legare and queried the Amver system. The Regal Princess was located closest to the distress location.

The captain of the 1,000-foot ship agreed to divert and arrived on the scene quickly, launching a small boat to recover the two survivors who were in a life raft. With favorable winds and waves of only four feet, the rescue boat from the Regal Princess was able to quickly recover the survivors.

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The survivors were reported to be uninjured and stayed aboard the Bermuda flagged cruise ship until it arrived in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Regal Princess, managed by Princess Cruise Lines, enrolled in Amver on May 27, 2014 and has earned five Amver participation awards.

Video credit: Andy Beecher via YouTube

Monday, February 4, 2019

Amver cruise ship Carnival Sunrise assists disabled sailboat

The Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Sunrise assisted a disabled sailboat 88 miles south of South West Passage, Louisiana on December 12, 2018.

United States Coast Guard rescue officials in New Orleans, La. received a notification from the captain of the Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Sunrise that the ship was on scene with a 44-foot disabled ketch and passing fuel and lube oil.

The Bahamian flagged cruise ship was able to pass along oil and fuel and continue on its voyage. The crew of the sailboat were instructed by the Coast Guard to activate their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) if they require additional assistance.

The sailboat was able to continue on its voyage to Tampa, Fla. and the Carnival Sunrise returned to port. The Carnival Sunrise enrolled in Amver on February 24, 1999 and has earned 20 Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Jenni Hallock via YouTube 

Welcome Back!

We're happy to report that the Amver offices are staffed, funded and open for business. We're digging through lots of emails and 2018 end of year statistics as we prepare for the upcoming awards season. Thank you for your patience. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Amver Update

Happy New Year! 

There has been a lot of Amver activity this year. 

This blog will be updated when the United States Federal Government lapse in funding has ended. 

Thank you for your continued support of Amver.