Many thanks to LCDR Daniel Van Buskirk, the US Coast Guard International Port Security Program representative based in Rotterdam, and Consul General Sharon Wiener for coordinating an Amver awards ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2008. The ceremony was held at the Consul General's residence.
Cornships Management; Deniz Nakliyatı T.A.Ş:; Geden Lines; Sunset Maritime Ltd.; and YaSa Shipping all received Amver awards. Geden Lines participated in the first Amver rescue of 2008 with the rescue of a 65 year old British sailor 655 miles north east of Bermuda. The story gained international media attention because the yachtsman called his favorite pub to report his distress.
Amver congratulates the Turkish award recipients and encourages other Turkish shipping companies to enroll.