Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Here it is! The list of the latest ships enrolled in Amver. It doesn't take much to join. Simply fill out the questionnaire and you're all set. You can begin reporting as soon as your ship is enrolled. Easy, right? Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.
  • HILMA BULKER
  • FAIRCHEM SUCCESS
  • DAMIA DESGAGNES
  • CMA CGM G. WASHINGTON
  • KUO LIN
  • SIDER TIS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Ten more vessels have joined Amver this week. Thank you for taking a little extra time, a little extra effort to reaffirm your commitment to safety at sea. Without this network and extra effort the seas would be a little more dangerous and the work of search and rescue would be a bit more challenging. Help us welcome these new ships to the Amver safety network.

  • FRONT SIRIUS
  • SOLA TS
  • ASIAN BULKER
  • BERRIO
  • MAERSK EFFINGHAM
  • AGIOS SOSTIS I
  • JS INEOS INVENTION
  • MARATHON TS
  • RGL FIRST
  • SANTA VALENTINA
Photo Credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Today marks the anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. 105 years ago a tragedy at sea spurred a change in safety, safety culture and how we respond to vessels in distress on the oceans. Amver is a direct result of the Titanic sinking. It wasn't until the advent of the computer before a method of connecting the dots, building a maritime situational awareness was established.

Since 1958 the Amver program has saved lives at sea. This success is a direct result of ships enrolling, ships like those listed below. As we remember Titanic, lets also be thankful for the latest members of the Amver network.

  • FPSO PIONEIRO DE LIBRA
  • GAS STELLA
  • DCI DREDGE AQUARIUS
  • POPEYE
  • ESSAR WILDCAT
  • JOYCE L. VANENKEVORT
  • POLAR KING
  • ROSSANA
  • KALLO
  • BW INTEGRITY
  • KODIAK ISLAND
  • SHANDONG FU ZE
  • NAVIG8 PRESTIGE
  • AQUAPAMPERO
  • DELPHIS REGA
  • NSU VOYAGER
  • CS JOLA
  • ANSAC COLUMBIA
  • ABY ASIA
  • SBI JIVE
  • SUMMER PLOEG
  • FELIX
  • PACIFIC BINZHOU
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Why do we encourage participation in Amver? Because the oceans remain dangerous. In the wake of news of a ship lost in the South Atlantic, we'd like to remind all seafarers that Amver participation is no cost, requires a minimal amount of effort and you can enroll in just minutes. You can ensure no call for help goes unanswered by joining Amver today.

  • CAPE KALLIA
  • DESERT RANGER
  • IVS HIRONO
  • HANES OLDENDORFF
  • BW TAGUS
  • HOUHENG 5
  • NEW FACE
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Nineteen more vessels enrolled in Amver this week. Nineteen more chances for saving lives at sea. Thank you for joining and helping us ensure no call for help goes unanswered!

  • STX DALIAN D2136
  • SILVER JOAN
  • STH CHIBA
  • DONG-A THETIS
  • ANNA KNUTSEN
  • MINERVA KALYPSO
  • LIVITA
  • NEW VICTORY
  • FRONT ANTARES
  • VICTORY VENTURE
  • UNITY VENTURE
  • INCHEON BAY
  • AIN SNAN
  • BW
  • YM UNICORN
  • XANADU
  • WAIKKI
  • MARAN HELEN
  • IONIC PATRIS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Welcome Wednesday

Once again we're pleased to share the latest ships to enroll in Amver. Their participation makes a difference, as it did in the case of the 105 migrants rescued last month. We're so glad you continue to make the Amver system grow, ensuring no call for help at sea goes unanswered. Thank you for continuing to support Amver. Help us welcome the latest participants. Interested in joining? You can enroll here.

  • YM FUJI
  • INDUSTRIAL SONG
  • CARTAGENA EXPRESS
  • KUO LONG
  • AGIOS MAKARIOS
  • UNITY DISCOVERY
  • AL SHOUA
  • BENFICA
  • LISBOA
Photo credit: Fotolia

Monday, March 20, 2017

Amver Ship Saves More Than 100 Migrants

The Amver participating container ship Joanna saved 105 migrants off the coast of Libya on February 18, 2017.

The crew of the Joanna was sailing west of Crete on a voyage to Italy when the ship was notified by rescue authorities in Malta of a possible migrant or fishing vessel in distress. The crew of the Joanna located the wooden boat which was holed and taking on water. On the boat were 105 African migrants including three pregnant women and a number of children.

Despite choppy seas and high winds the crew of the Joanna were able to secure it along side the 600-foot container ship. "Following the rescue of the migrants, we placed the pregnant women and children in ships accommodations while sheltering the remainder of the survivors on the deck protected by the containers. We provided medical attention to the ill, food and blankets and notified FRONTEX of the rescue," reported the ship's captain to the Amver center.

The Joanna safely transferred the 105 survivors to Italian authorities the following day.

The Joanna, managed by Eurobulk of Greece, enrolled in Amver on November 2, 2001.

Photo credit: crew of the M/V Joanna