Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Amver participating OSV and Russian tanker assist in search for fishing vessel

The Amver participating offshore supply vessel (OSV) Harvey Falcon and the tanker Moscow University assisted in a search for the fishing vessel Captain Mike after a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPRIB) alert was received for the fishing vessel 170 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

U. S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at the Eighth District Command Center received the EPRIB alert and launched a search aircraft from Air Training Center Mobile, Ala. Rescue personnel also used the Amver system to locate the 239-foot offshore supply vessel and Liberian flagged tanker to assist in the search operation.

The Moscow University made call outs on the radio but was unable to make contact with the Captain Mike. The Coast Guard aircraft was able to locate the fishing vessel and the crew of the Captain Mike said their EPRIB was malfunctioning. The OSV Harvey Falcon also made contact with the fishing vessel and confirmed there was no distress. All Amver ships were released.

The OSV Harvey Falcon, managed by Harvey Gulf International Marine of New Orleans, La. enrolled in Amver on April 1, 2011 and has earned four Amver participation awards. The Moscow University, managed by Unicom Management of Cyprus, enrolled in Amver on April 6, 1999 and has earned six Amver participation awards.

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