Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cruise Ships Earn Amver Awards

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) recently hosted an Amver Awards presentation during their Special Session of the Maritime Safety and Marine Environmental Matters Committee meeting in Washington, DC on October 12, 2022.

Amver Awards were presented to Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Holland America, MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean.  "More than 100 cruise ships earned Amver awards," said Amver Director Benjamin Strong. "That is more than 100 resources available for search and rescue from the North Pole to the South Pole," added Strong.

Many thanks to Jennifer Willians, CLIA Vice President for Maritime Policy, for providing a venue to present the Amver Awards. We look forward to continuing the strong relationship between our cruise industry Amver participants and CLIA and look forward to presenting even more awards in 2023!

Photo credit: CLIA photo

Friday, October 14, 2022

Amver Participating Cruise Ship Saves Six

On a recent voyage from Tampa, Fla. to Cozumel, Mexico the Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Paradise rescue six people from a rustic vessel.

As evident in the video by passengers, the migrants were in a makeshift boat that resembled a large dresser or wooden box.

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The Carnival Paradise enrolled in Amver on November 2, 1998 and has earned 21 Amver participation awards. The migrants were handed over to authorities when the vessel docked in Tampa. We congratulate the crew of the Carnival Paradise for a job well done!

Video credit: It's A Salty Life via YouTube