Amver is 51 years old today. In 2009 the Amver system continues to see record growth. The number of ships on plot routinely exceeds 3,600 ships per day. International rescue authorities have recognized the value of Amver data and are requesting data on an almost daily basis. Has Amver kept up with the technology of the 21st century? You bet it has.
21st Century Advancement
Today Amver has a presence on
Polestar, one of the leading commercial vessel tracking companies, to automatically collect an even greater number of vessel positions. Amver has been recognized by the International Maritime Organization and media such as Professional Mariner Magazine. Amver provides a web based method for international rescue coordinators to request critical search and rescue data.
Rescues Rescues Rescues
Amver is about saving lives. How many lives? Over 4,000 lives saved in the last 15 years. That's an impressive record for a voluntary system. You can read more about Amver's history and dramatic rescues.
A Picture Says A Thousand Words
We thought one of the best ways to share the Amver story with you is through pictures. Here is a sample of Amver photos from its humble beginnings in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in lower Manhattan to the most recent Amver awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
Are you an Amver veteran? Are you an Amver survivor? Perhaps you are a crew member on an Amver participating ship. Share your story with us and help us celebrate 51 years of saving lives.
Photo Credit: All photos courtesy of the Amver office