Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Iceland Amver Awards

Amver Director Benjamin Strong presented the Icelandic research vessel Arni Fridriksson with it's 2018 Amver Award to Captain Audunn Kristinsson, Deputy Chief of Operations for the Icelandic Coast Guard, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Mr. Strong was participating in the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators annual search and rescue workshop and table top exercise. The workshop brings search and rescue professionals, cruise industry personnel and academia together to discuss the latest trends in Arctic search and rescue. In addition to the rescue discussions, a table top exercise scenario is facilitated in small groups and shared with the participants.

"This is the perfect venue to recognize Arctic search and rescue," said Amver Director Benjamin Strong. "As the participants learned about recent cruise incidents and discussed search and rescue technologies it was the perfect opportunity to recognize the Arni Fridriksson. I am grateful to AECO for giving us an opportunity to recognize Iceland's contribution to safety at sea."

The Arni Fridriksson, an Icelandic research vessel, earned it's second Amver participation award in 2018.

Photo credit: AECO

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