The Amver Awards Program was inaugurated in 1971 to recognize those vessels which regularly participate in the Amver system. Extremely favorable response from the merchant shipping industry around the world to the idea of annual Amver awards has ensured the continuance of the program.
Amver award materials provide worldwide exposure and favorable publicity for the program. Ships flying the various colored Amver pennants are a constant reminder on the oceans of that ship and company's commitment to safety at sea. Prominent display of Amver Certificates, found in company boardrooms, corporate office reception areas and on the bulkhead of a ship's bridge or wardroom, attest to the prestige accorded with these awards.
The Awards program also assists in retaining ships already participating in the program, and assisting in the recruitment of new ships by way of a tangible expression of appreciation.
The presentation of Amver awards serves as an instrument of our nation's foreign policy, as United States embassies and consulates around the world use the occasion to arrange a ceremony or reception to express the appreciation of the United States Government to government and industry officials of a host nation for the voluntary participation of its ships in this humanitarian program.
Similarly, U.S. Coast Guard District Offices in the United States use the occasion of an Amver awards presentation, either at the District Headquarters, or in conjunction with a local maritime exhibition, fair or professional event, to thank local shipowners for the support provided by U.S.-flag shipping.
|BLUE pennant for a vessel completing its first year of participation and being honored for the first time.|
|GOLD pennant for a vessel completing five consecutive years of eligibility for an Amver award.|
|PURPLE pennant for a vessel completing ten consecutive years of eligibility for an Amver award.|
"Dedicated to the crews of (ship's information) for their
commitment to their fellow mariners at sea -
THAT NO CALL FOR HELP GOES UNANSWERED."
Learn about Amver's Special Awards Program
View pictures from past Amver Awards Ceremonies