Thursday, April 2, 2020

Amver Awards Continue Despite Ongoing Medical Situtation

The U.S. Coast Gaurd AMVER awards, a mainstay of recognizing seafarer contribution to safety at sea, will continue despite the ongoing medical situation.

Historically the awards are given at industry events, embassy receptions, or other maritime celebrations around the world. The current medical situation has forced AMVER staff to find a way to ensure awards would still get to ships and companies.

"Seafarers earned these awards and it would be unfair to stop a program that recognizes the hard work and dedication of seafarers," said Benjamin Strong, AMVER Director. "Shipping and commerce continue and so will the AMVER awards."

With more than 8,000 awards to distribute, the AMVER staff is coordinating with U.S. embassies, Propeller Club Ports, and individual companies to ensure they are delivered in a timely manner.

"We are proud to continue the tradition of recognizing the individual accomplishments of seafarers and companies who volunteer in the AMVER system," stated U.S. Coast Guard Commander Auror Fleming, Acting Chief of Search and Rescue.

International shipping legend Clay Maitland summed it up best, "At a time of international crisis, which this clearly is, it is very appropriate that we recognize those maintain the highest standard of safety at sea, who keep the sea lanes open, and who support our rescuers. The AMVER awards represent the link between the U.S. Coast Guard, the seafarers and the world as a whole, and the need to maintain the highest safety values- at all times, under all conditions."

"The U.S. Coast Guard's AMVER awards program recognizes a ship and company's commitment to safety- a theme that is now more important than ever as we confront the COVID-19 outbreak," added Costis J. Frangoulis, President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus.

AMVER awards will be distributed to fleet managers by email To ensure proper delivery we request your vessel registration information is properly updated in the IHS Markit database.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

If you're a fan of Amver you know we've been bringing you the new participants in one manner or another since we launched a newsletter in 1958. We are thankful of the dedication and devotion to safety at sea from our maritime partners. Thank you for continuing to enroll in Amver and welcome to our latest members!

  • EVER BUILD
  • TOHOKU MARU
  • REFERENCE POINT
  • KEY SONORITY
  • MARLIN SHIKOKU
  • LMZ ATLAS
  • PROUD UNITY
  • CRYSTAL ANGEL
  • ROYAL ARGO
  • INDIGO GARLAND
  • SEACOR MIXTECA
  • UP SAFIRA
  • KRITI JADE
  • CSC RONG HAI
  • TOMINI ENTITY
  • BULK SYDNEY
  • MSC ORION
  • GUSTAVIA S
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Another nine ships, ranging from a container ship, a cruise ship and a platform supply ship. Every week new vessels commit to saving lives at sea. You may be asking yourself why they do this. Isn't there already a global system for search and rescue? Don't all ships at sea hear a distress when it goes out? The answer is complicated.

First, there is no global, dedicated and mandatory search and rescue system. There are several global vessel tracking systems, but they are not for the sole purpose of search and rescue.

Second, not all ships hear a distress call. There is a complex system involving satellites, radios and rescue coordination centers that all play a part in managing a maritime search and rescue case.

Amver participants play a huge part in assisting in a maritime emergency. Because Amver ships volunteer their positions, a search and rescue expert can reasonably expect an Amver participant will assist when called. Additionally, rescue experts have greater detail about Amver ships such as medical equipment and medical personnel.

You and your ships can be part of the solution. You can make search and rescue easier and more effective. You can provide hope. You can enroll in Amver today. Now, help us welcome the latest Amver members.

  • VOSTOCHNY VOYAGER
  • CREST ARIES 1
  • SALAMINA
  • SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR
  • OCEAN GOBY
  • KALAMOS
  • NIGHTSKY
  • TORM ELIZABETH
  • ULTRA COURAGE
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Welcome Wednesday!

As we roll into 2020 we are happy to continue to tradition of recognizing the latest ships enrolled in Amver. This week there were ten new members of the Amver safety network. Have you joined yet? Help us welcome these ships who ensure no call for help goes unanswered.
  • GUO YUAN 32
  • RUBINA
  • STAR KARLIE
  • CIELO DI LONDRA
  • STI MIRACLE
  • CL YELLOW RIVER
  • AESCHYLUS GRAECIA
  • ZENITH WIN
  • MSC KANOKO
  • BALKAN
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