Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

While many of you are at London International Shipping Week there are still thousands of ships and seafarers at sea. Twenty of these ships joined Amver this week. We are thankful for their dedication to safety at sea. If you’re in London I hope our paths will cross and you can say hello to a member of the Amver team. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver family.

  • MAYAN PRINCES
  • MING HONG
  • VINASHIP GOLD
  • DIMITRIS
  • PACIFIC DUCHESS
  • OOCL INDONESIA
  • DON G FANG HONG 3
  • TIAN YOU
  • KOROLEV PROSPECT
  • KEN BOS
  • DESERT GRACE
  • BERGE JEBEL JAIS
  • NAVIG8 GOAL
  • CMA CGM FORT FLEUR D’EPEE
  • JONAS OLDENDORFF
  • BW MAYSUYAMA
  • HODAKA GALAXY
  • HUNTER SAGA
  • BOW ORION
  • CLEAROCEAN AJAX
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Amver Participating Container Ship Saves Two

The Amver participating container ship Venetiko saved two fishermen from a vessel that sank approximately 154 miles southeast of Puerto Rico on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Search and rescue authorities at rescue coordination center Fort de France notified U.S. Coast Guard authorities in San Juan of a possible overdue vessel with two people aboard. The fishing boat was presumably four days overdue from a voyage departing from Dominica. Rescue personnel in Curacao were also assisting in the search and rescue efforts.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel queried the Amver system and located the 915-foot Amver participating container ship Venetiko which agreed to divert and search for the missing boat. The Liberian flagged ship was able to locate the overdue boat and safety rescued the two fishermen. The two fishermen were disembarked at the Venetiko’s next port call in Columbia.

The Venetiko, managed by Costamare Shipping of Greece, enrolled in Amver on August 19, 2008 and has earned eight Amver participation awards.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Welcome Wednesday!

An additional ten ships joined Amver this week. There are some interesting vessel types as well. From an articulated pusher tug to a training ship, the vessels enrolling in Amver run the gamut of ships. You can help by joining Amver an ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. Here are the new members!

  • REINAUER TWINS
  • OOCL GERMANY
  • SAJIR
  • DCI DREDGE XI
  • FAIRCHEM INTEGRITY
  • RACHEL CARSON
  • MOSCOW MAERSK
  • SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY
  • NISSOS DONOUSSA
  • KAPITAN GREGORIO OCA
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