Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tote Managed Amver Ship Rescues Injured Sailor

The Tote managed SS Pacific Tracker rescued a sailor suffering from a medical emergency aboard his sailboat approximately 450 miles southwest of Monterey, California on July 9, 2022.

The sailor suffered a severe nose bleed which was uncontrollable with gauge and anticoagulants. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at the Eleventh District Command Center queried the Amver system and located the 662-foot Naval Auxiliary vessel and requested the ship divert to embark the injured sailor.

Captain Jeffery Royer, master of the Pacific Tracker, agreed to divert and embark the injured sailor. After a conference call between Captain Royer and Coast Guard authorities a plan was developed. The sailor was safely embarked and the ship's nurse was able to help stabilize the patient. 

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter was able to meet the Pacific Tracker and the sailor was airlifted to emergency medical services waiting at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

Photo credit: Tote

Monday, July 4, 2022

Amver Participating Cruise Ship Saves 16 Migrants

The Amver participating cruise ship Mardi Gras rescued 16 migrants from a rustic boat taking on water approximately 23 miles north west of Elbow Cay, Fla. on June 3, 2022. 

The captain of the Mardi Gras notified rescue personnel at the U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District Rescue Coordination Center. "We have located a small vessel with approximately 16 people aboard, no propulsion and no lifejackets," the ship's crew reported. 

Deteriorating weather and fearing the vessel would capsize, the crew of the Mardi Gras rescued the 16 survivors. Video of the rescue is below.

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