Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

We're approaching our 59th anniversary and we're pleased to report that you continue to show your support by enrolling in Amver. This week another eighteen ships joined. Thank you for confirming your commitment to safety at sea and willingness to take an extra step to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • PACIFIC HONG KONG
  • SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
  • CALEDONIAN VANGUARD
  • CALEDONIAN VIGILANCE
  • CALEDONIAN VICTORY
  • CESI BEIHAI
  • YM WIND
  • FLORENTINE OETKER
  • MONDIAL SUCCESS
  • SAFAIR QUEST
  • OOCL BERLIN
  • NS IONA
  • BRITISH ENGINEER
  • MARAN HERMES
  • SONAGOL CAZENGA
  • MONRING PROSPERITY
  • OLYMPIC LADY
  • SAMJOHN ARGONAUT
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

We're very pleased to present this week's newest Amver members. The tradition of listing new Amver participants dates back to the early days of the Amver Bulletin in 1958. For nearly 60 years we have shared the names of ships enrolled in our system as a way of saying thank you and giving you recognition for taking an additional step towards safety at sea. Your commitment does not go unnoticed. While many of you will never be called upon to help in a maritime emergency, it's good know you're there!

  • OMS ENDURANCE
  • CMA CGM AFRICA FOUR
  • EMILIUS
  • EPIC BALUAN
  • FORESTAL GAIA
  • TAKASAGO
  • CLIPPER FREEPORT
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this past week? Here's the list! Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. We recognize you put your crews and profits at risk and your contribution does not go unrecognized. Once again, thank you!

  • NETADOLA
  • ALORA
  • KN ARCADIA
  • RYMAN
  • SEATRIUMPH
  • SAMSARA
  • IONIC ANAX
  • NAVIG8 GRATITUDE
  • OLYMPIC LUNA
  • OLYMPIC FRIENDSHIP
  • OSAKA BAY
  • NAVIG8 EXECUTIVE
  • AMBER STAR
Photo credit: Fotolia

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Another week, another opportunity to share just who joined Amver. Listing the ships enrolled in Amver goes back to the very beginning of the Amver program. The original Amver bulletin included a list and call sign of the new ships enrolled in the program. We are pleased to continue that tradition here on our blog. If you haven't joined yet, please consider becoming a part of Amver and ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

  • BRITISH RESTRAINT
  • HAPPY AVOCET
  • BENJAMIN CONFIDENCE
  • TIHAMA
  • GEMINI OCEAN
  • ORIENTAL JADE
  • HERUN GLOBAL
  • NAVIGATOR PROMINENCE
  • SEA HAWK
  • MARITIME SINCHAI
  • IONIC PLEIONE
  • LABOBAR
  • CTG ARGON
  • BERGE BEN NEVIS
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Fourteen more ships enrolled in Amver this week. If you're undecided or unsure if you should join consider this. Joining Amver and reporting your ship position to the United States Coast Guard helps us better coordinate search and rescue efforts. If you aren't enrolled, there's a chance you may be missed as a resource for rescue or you may be diverted unnecessarily. Enroll today and continue the tradition of ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

  • OOCL MALAYSIA
  • LAUSANNE
  • MARAN GAS OLYMPIAS
  • CS TINA
  • STENA IMPECCABLE
  • NEW WEALTH
  • BRITISH STRATUS
  • STI SELATAR
  • ANYA
  • BRIGITTE
  • NAVIG8 EXPENITE
  • BRITISH CENTURY
  • MARAN HERMIONE
  • POESTELLA
Photo credit: Fotolia 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Amver has been busy this year saving lives! Thank you for helping save lives around the world. Without your dedication to safety at sea, more then 20 lives may have been lost. Thank you for your continued interest by enrolling ships in Amver. Here are the latest members of the Amver safety network.

  • YM WIDTH
  • JAG AMAR
  • MINERVA CORALIA
  • TR LADY
  • KEY WEST
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amver participating tug rescues 11 migrants

The Genesis Patriot, seen with its previous name, Patriot Service
The Amver participating tug Genesis Patriot rescued 11 Cuban migrants from a rustic sailing vessel taking on water approximately 155 miles west northwest of Dry Tortuga, Fla. on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami received a notification from the tug and barge that it had located a rustic sailing vessel with ten or 11 people aboard. The sailing vessel was in danger of sinking. Coast Guard officials diverted a cutter and requested the 121-foot tug to remain on scene and assist where necessary.

To avoid any risk to the migrants, the crew of the Genesis Patriot rescued the 11 survivors and coordinated a rendezvous with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The eight male and three female migrants were uninjured in the rescue operation.

The Genesis Patriot safely transferred the survivors to the Munro and continued on its voyage.

The Genesis Patriot, managed by Genesis Marine LLC, enrolled in Amver on April 1, 2011 and has earned three Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

It doesn't matter where you are in the world, there is likely an Amver ship within a few hours of you. Even in the far reaches of the Arctic, the Indian Ocean or the Cook Islands. If you're in trouble, a commercial ship is probably close enough to provide help. If you're already enrolled in Amver you help provide the safety blanket around the world. If you haven't enrolled we may not be able to see you at sea and ask you to help. Consider joining Amver today. In the meantime, help us welcome the latest Amver participants.

  • FAIRCHEM TRIUMPH
  • BW KALLANG
  • SHINZAN MARU
  • CALLAO EXPRESS
  • HERUN CHINA
  • OTAGO BAY
  • LEICESTER
  • PSU FIRST
  • LILY OLDENDORFF
  • RED SAKURA
  • GH RICH WALL
Photo credit: Fotolia

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Amver participating cruise ship saves 6 near Tonga

The Amver participating cruise ship Albatros rescued six fishermen from their sinking boat approximately 400 kilometers west south west of Tonga on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Rescue authorities in New Zealand received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert and requested Amver surface picture information from the United States Coast Guard in addition to launching a New Zealand search aircraft to the distress location.

According to a press release from Maritime New Zealand, the search aircraft located the crew and dropped emergency equipment and a radio. The Bahamian flagged cruise ship arrived on scene and the fishermen jumped into the water to swim to them. The Albatros crew helped the fishermen aboard and provided food, water and ensured they were uninjured. The survivors remained on the 672-foot Albatros until it arrived in Auckland, Australia.

The Albatros, managed by V Ships Leisure, enrolled in Amver on January 1, 1974 and has earned more than 16 Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: marinetraffic.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

What a week! Another 31 ships have joined Amver. Why do they join? To assist in search and rescue around the world. In all oceans and seas. Is Amver effective? You sure as heck right it is. Just take a look at this case involving a disabled catamaran or this case involving a sinking sailboat. Lives saved because YOU join Amver. Thank you! Now help us welcome the latest participants.

  • SEA AMBER
  • CMA CGM COLUMBIA
  • NORDMOSEL
  • PACIFIC GAS
  • IKALUK
  • SEGORO MAS
  • EI CALAFATE II
  • SVITZER BUSSE
  • KANAL MAS
  • STI BRIXTON
  • STI BATTERSEA
  • TRADE UNITY
  • TRADE PROSPERITY
  • MAERSK INDUS
  • MAUTICAL ELISABETH
  • NAUTICAL MARIE
  • STI TOTHERHITHE
  • GH BLACK CAVIAR
  • NAUTICAL ALICE
  • CRAMOND ISLAND
  • ISABELA ISLAND
  • ALEXANDROS P.
  • NORDAMELIA
  • AQUITANE
  • DONG-A MAIA
  • ALPHA ETHOS
  • GENER8 HECTOR
  • GAS LEO
  • LEMESSOS NAPA
  • AMJAD
  • TENWA MARU
Photo credit: Fotolia

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Amver bulker rescues 4 from sinking sailboat in the Atlantic

The Amver participating bulk carrier Noni rescued 4 people from a disabled sailboat approximately 500 miles off the coast of Brazil on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

The crew of the Noni overheard a mayday radio broadcast and notified rescue personnel in Brazil and the Amver center.  According to the report from the Noni, a sailboat radioed their engine failed and the vessel was flooding. The crew of the Noni was only two miles away and altered course to render assistance to the disabled sailboat.

Two hours after receiving the distress call the crew of the Marshall Island flagged ship was safely alongside the sail boat and hoisting the four survivors aboard the ship.

The survivors were uninjured and had been on a voyage from Dakar, Senegal to Brazil when they reported an engine failure and water coming into the boat. The survivors will be disembarked at the Noni's next port of call in Uruguay.

The Noni, managed by AM Nomikos Transwolrd Maritime Agencies of Greece, enrolled in Amver on July 2, 2015 and has earned one Amver participation award.

Photo credit: The crew of the M/V Noni

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Amver participating car carrier makes first rescue of 2017

The Amver participating auto carrier Hercules Leader rescued six people from a disabled catamaran 275 miles southwest of Bermuda on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

The 75-foot catamaran, Ninah, was sailing from Stewart, Fla. to Bermuda when they were struck by a rogue wave and activated an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon after the vessel began taking on water. "We intend to stay with the boat as long as we can," a crew member of the Ninah reported to rescue authorities in Bermuda, "but we are prepared to abandon ship."

U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel launched a search aircraft and queried the Amver system. The 652-foot car carrier Hercules Leader was located near the Ninah and agreed to divert and assist with the rescue.

Approximately two and a half hours after being notified of the emergency, the Hercules Leader arrived on scene and started rescue operations. Despite 30 knot winds and 14-foot seas, the crew of the Japanese flagged ship was able to safely embark the six crew off the catamaran. The survivors were uninjured and were taken to Bermuda where they were transferred to shore.

The Hercules Leader, managed by NYK Line of Japan, enrolled in Amver on March 8, 2011 and has earned four Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: marinetraffic.com  

Welcome Wednesday!

It's been a good week! 20 more ships enrolled in Amver. We're proud to see our numbers continue to increase and we're thankful you, the seafarer, recognize the value you bring to search and rescue. Just this week ten people were rescued in two separate incidents hundreds of miles at sea. These are survivors who would have likely died, but they survived because of you.

  • EVEREST
  • GOLDEN BARNET
  • GOLDEN BEXLEY
  • GENER8 NEPTUNE
  • SBI ACHILLES
  • VIVRE-G
  • GLEN
  • SHERGAR
  • SAINTY VELOCITY
  • SUNRISE-G
  • INDRA OLDENDORFF
  • SBI BEHIKE
  • SBI MONTERREY
  • SHERGAR
  • SUMATRA
  • HAKATA QUEEN
  • GENER8 APOLLO
  • ER MADEN
  • AFRICAN WEAVER
  • IONIC UNITED
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Who joined Amver this week? Take a look. We're thankful crews and companies continue to recognize the value of Amver and the importance of a global search and rescue system. You can join the ranks of those helping ensure no call for help goes unanswered by enrolling in Amver today.

  • SBI SWING
  • GH CITATION
  • SBI MAZURKA
  • IRIS BLISS
  • ATLANTIC STAR
  • CESI QINGDAO
  • NEWPORT NEWS
  • SBI PHOENIX
  • BW MINDORA
  • BERGE GROSSGLOCKNER
  • KN AMETHYST
  • MALIBU
  • MSC ANNAMARIA
  • SHANDONG FU EN
  • GH URBAN SEA
  • DELPHIS FINLAND
  • CRIMSON GRACE
Photo credit: Fotolia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Our first post of 2017 is one of our favorites. We're happy to report the first ships enrolled in Amver in 2017. These vessels and crews follow a long line of mariners taking an additional step to ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. With more than 7,000 ships available to assist a mariner in distress at almost any point in the world demonstrates how seriously you take safety. Thank you for continuing to support Amver and starting 2017 off with a bang.

  • JAL VAHINI
  • NAVIG8 GUIDE
  • CMA CGM NIAGRA
  • NAVIG8 PRIDE
  • PINDOS
  • RS TARA
  • ULTRA TATIO
  • SBI SAMSON
  • SBI PARAPARA
  • MARAN APHRODITE
  • BRITISH NIMBUS
  • SAN FRANCISCO
  • ELLINGTON
Photo credit: Fotolia 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome Wednesday!

Happy New Year! Here are the first ships to enroll in Amver in 2017. We're thrilled to be entering our 59th year of service. We look forward to having more ships join us and ensure no call for help goes unanswered.

  • JAL VAHINI
  • NAVIG8 GUIDE
  • CMA CGM NIAGARA
  • NAVIG8 PRIDE
  • PINDOS
  • RS TARA
  • ULTRA TATIO
Photo credit: Fotolia