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