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Amver participating cruise ship saves two sailors from deserted Pacific island

The Amver participating cruise ship Celebrity Solstice rescued two sailors from a deserted island after their 37-foot sailboat was damaged after running aground on a deserted island near Malden Island, Kiribati on Thursday, April 16, 2015. view press release

Amver participating cement carrier rescues sailor

The Amver participating cement carrier Cozumel rescued an injured woman from the Dutch sailing vessel Tycha 180 miles northeast of Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. view press release

Amver participating bulker saves 3 near Galapagos Islands

The Amver participating bulk carrier Jin Yun rescued three people from a sunken panga 500 miles north of the Galapagos Islands on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. view press release

Amver participating Disney cruise ship saves migrant

The Amver participating cruise ship Disney Wonder rescued a Cuban migrant from a rustic raft 21 miles south of Marathon, Fla. on Monday, March 2, 2015. view press release

Amver participating Celebrity cruise ship rescues migrants

The Amver participating cruise ship Celebrity Reflection notified U.S. Coast Guard authorities their crew rescued ten Cuban migrants from a sinking rustic vessel 26 miles southeast of Lower Matecumbe Key, Fla. on Sunday, March 1, 2015. view press release

Amver bulker assists in search for missing tug

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Guam diverted the Amver participating bulk carrier Hebei Triumph after they received a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for possible tug boat distress 154 miles northeast of Palau on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. view press release

Amver participating bulk carrier assists in search in the Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue officials in Guam, working with rescue authorities in Malaysia, diverted an Amver bulk carrier to search for a Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert 182 miles northwest of Guam on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. view press release

Amver ship assists in search for crew of burning fishing vessel

Rescue authorities in Taiwan requested Amver assistance from U.S. Coast Guard officials to divert the Amver participating ship NSS Fortune to assist fishermen abandoning their burning fishing vessel 400 miles southeast of Kagoshima, Japan on Monday, February 9, 2015. view press release

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. view press release

Amver tanker assists in rescue of 5 (video available)

The Amver participating tanker Aqualeader assisted in the rescue of five sailors after they alerted rescue personnel they were in distress 120 miles southwest of Monterey, Calif. on Saturday, January 31, 2015. view press release

Amver participating car carrier saves 5

The Amver participating car carrier Astral Ace rescue five fishermen in the South China Sea on Sunday, February 1, 2015. view press release

Amver participating cargo ship assists in Atlantic rescue (video available)

The Amver participating cargo ship Ocean Crescent responded to a call to rescue the crew of a 55-foot catamaran with five people on board 200 miles south southeast of Cape Hattaras, North Carolina on Friday, January 30, 2015. view press release

Amver participating cruise ship rescues pilot from Pacific crash (video available)

The cruise ship Veendam rescued a pilot after he ditched 200 miles northeast of Maui on Sunday, January 25, 2015. view press release

Cruise ship makes first Amver rescue of 2013

The cruise ship Orion made the first Amver rescue of 2013 in a treacherous rescue off the coast of Tasmania on Monday, January 21, 2013. view press release

Amver ship rescues 2 Canadians near Bermuda

Two Canadian sailors are safely aboard the Amver participating ship SMT Bontrup after requiring medical evacuation from their 34 foot sloop 260 miles northwest of Bermuda on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. view press release

"K" Line bulker saves 45 fishermen near Sri Lanka

A "K" Line managed Amver ship rescued 45 fishermen after being diverted by Australian Maritime Safety Authority officials on October 13, 2012 approximately 270 miles south east of Sri Lanka. view press release

PACCShip participating Amver ship saves 34

The combined efforts of a PACCShip managed Amver ship and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority led to the rescue of 34 people from a disabled vessel north of Cocos Island on October 11, 2012. view press release

Greek Amver boxship saves Canadian sailor

A 72 year old Canadian sailor, on a voyage from Maui to Vancouver, was plucked from the sailboat Turicum by a Greek boxship on Tuesday August 7, 2012, 1040 miles north northeast of Hawaii after experiencing a condition that required medical attention. view press release

Amver cruise ship rescues 2

The Amver participating cruise ship, Norwegian Star, rescued two sailors from their disabled sailboat 55 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on Saturday, March 3, 2012. view press release

Viva Amver! Amver ship rescues French sailor near Cuba

A French yachtsman was rescued by an Amver ship 35 miles southeast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after abandoning his sinking sailboat on February 4, 2012. view press release

Amver container ship rescues 3 Canadians

Three Canadians, including a nine year old boy, were rescued by the Amver participating container ship Horizon Reliance after their 38 foot sailboat Liahona sank 280 miles northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, Wednesday February 8, 2012. view press release

Amver ship sinks, sparking second largest search and rescue mission in Amver's 53 year history

The sinking of the Vietnamese ship Vinalines Queen on Christmas Day, 2011 started a large scale international search and rescue effort not seen since the sinking of the Salvador Allende in 1994. view press release

Amver cruise ship rescues Atlantic rowers

Two Atlantic rowers were rescued by the Amver participating cruise ship Crystal Serenity after their rowboat capsized several hundred miles west of the Canary Islands Tuesday December 13, 2011. view press release

Amver ship rescues three sailors from the Atlantic

Three sailors were rescued by an Amver participating container ship after their 38 foot sailboat, Shunpiker, lost power 245 miles east of Savannah, Ga., on November 4, 2011. view press release

Four sailors rescued by Amver container ship

Four sailors were rescued by an Amver participating container ship after their sailboat lost steering 160 miles northwest of Bermuda on Sunday November 6, 2011. view press release

Pole Star contributes 1,000 ships to Amver safety network

Helen of Troy may have a face that launched 1,000 ships but it is Amver view press release

Amver ship saves two sailors in dramatic Atlantic rescue (audio available)

Two sailors were rescued from the sailboat Triumph on Wednesday July 27, 2011 approximately 780 miles northeast of Cape Cod, Mass. after their boat began taking on water. And Pole Star that linked 1,000 ships for search and rescue. view press release

Amver ship saves two sailors in the Caribbean Sea

Two sailors were rescued by the Amver participating ship Clipper Glory after their sailboat lost power on a voyage from the Dominican Republic to Antigua July 24, 2011. view press release

Greek Amver ship, US Coast Guard Cutter rescue sailors

The combined efforts of a Greek Amver tanker and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma saved the lives of two sailors in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday July 6, 2011. The two male sailors view press release

Amver participating British Antarctic Survey ship recognized for rescue of sailors, cat

The Amver participating Royal Research Vessel James Clark Ross didn’t just rescue four sailors on May 14, 2011 off the coast of Africa, they gave Fairy Faye, a 12 year old cat, one of her nine lives back. view press release

K Line Amver ship saves two Italians

An Amver participating bulker, the Daio Azalea, rescued two Italian sailors early Wednesday morning May 11, 2011 after their 43 foot catamaran sank 900 miles east of Boston. One sailor suffered a minor head injury in the rescue operation. view press release

After three days adrift at sea two Canadian sailors are rescued by Amver ship

Two Canadian sailors were plucked from the Pacific Ocean after they were adrift in a life raft for three days approximately 100 miles off the coast of Costa Rica on Dec. 11, 2010. view press release

Amver teams up to rescue 4 French sailors

Four French sailors were rescued by a French container ship after their sailboat capsized over 1,000 miles east southeast of Bermuda on Thursday, December 2nd. view press release

Amver ship saves sailor off coast of North Carolina

A routine voyage between Jamaica and New York turned into a daring rescue mission for the Amver participating cargo ship Algol early Thursday morning October 21st. The Singapore flagged ship radioed United States Coast Guard rescue personnel in Hampton Roads, Virginia alerting them they had received a distress call from a lone sailor on his 36 foot sailboat off the Carolina coast. view press release

Amver - better, stronger, faster

This isn't your father's Amver! What started as a computerized search and rescue system using vacuum tubes and punch cards has evolved into a 21st Century vessel tracking system using new Blade server technology. view press release

Maritime Commission Chairman presents Amver awards in Hong Kong

On September 7th, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. presented awards to Hong Kong ship owners and ship managers on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard for their continued participation in Amver. view press release

Amver tanker rescues 4 sailors

Three Americans and one Canadian were rescued by the Amver tanker Alpine Maya on September 6th after their 50 foot sailboat became disabled and was adrift approximately 720 nautical miles north east of Oahu, Hawaii. view press release

United States ships receive Amver awards

An Amver awards ceremony was held on May 18, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to recognize 549 United States ships participating in the Amver search and rescue system. view press release

Amver ships save school children in dramatic high seas rescue

Two Amver ships rescued all 64 students and crew of the Canadian sailing vessel Concordia after it sank 344 miles off the coast of Rio de Janiero Wednesday, February 17th. view press release

Polish Amver ship rescues one lucky puppy!

Who let the dogs out is what the crew of the Amver participating Polish research vessel Baltica were thinking Thursday after rescuing a dog from an ice floe in the Baltic Sea. view press release

Amver ships brave Pacific storm to assist fishing vessel

On Sunday January 25th three ships participating in the U.S. Coast Guard Amver search and rescue system battled a major Pacific storm to assist a disabled Taiwanese fishing vessel 260 miles north of Midway Island. view press release

Singapore flagged Amver ship makes first rescue of 2010

Amver’s first rescue of the year came when a sailor was plucked from the ocean January 14th after his sailboat was damaged 200 miles east north east of Wake Island. view press release

Amver nominated for Marketing Over Coffee award

Amver’s foray into social media has been recognized by the team of John Wall and Christopher S. Penn at the Marketing Over Coffee Podcast. Amver has been shortlisted for a 2009 Marketing Over Coffee Award. view press release

Vive Amver! French sailors rescued by Amver ship near Bermuda

Three French sailors will be home for the holidays after being rescued from their capsized sailboat 600 miles east northeast of Bermuda early Sunday morning December 13, 2009. Fortunately the yachtsmen were well prepared with survival equipment and a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, or EPIRB. view press release

Amver container ship assists fishing vessel

The container ship ACX Diamond was diverted by United States Coast Guard rescue authorities to assist a disabled fishing vessel approximately 100 miles northwest of the island of Ponape on October 4, 2009. view press release

Chinese ships receive Amver awards

The United States Coast Guard held an Amver awards ceremony on December 2, 2009 at the Marintec Shipping Exhibition in Shanghai, China to recognize 15 Chinese ships participating in the Amver search and rescue system. view press release

Polish Amver ship rescues 2 yachtsman from sunken sailboat

A Florida yachtsman and his Peruvian partner are back on dry land after being rescued from their sunken sailboat Saturday December 5, 2009 by a Polish cargo ship. view press release

Norwegian flagged Amver ship rescues 2

Two sailors were rescued by an Amver ship after their 34 foot sailboat was apparently struck by a cargo vessel 140 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina on October 16, 2009. view press release

Amver and Pole Star short listed for Lloyd's List Innovation Award

Amver, the voluntary global search and rescue system sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, and Pole Star, a supplier of marine asset tracking systems, have been short listed for the prestigious Lloyd’s List Innovation award for their life saving information sharing agreement. The award will be presented at the Lloyds List Global Awards at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 8, 2009. view press release

Grek Amver Tanker Rescues 2 Near Bermuda

An Amver participating Greek tanker was diverted as part of an international search and rescue effort for two sailors reportedly in distress over 600 miles northeast of Bermuda on June 21, 2009. view press release

Amver Ship Saves Refugees

The Amver participating bulk ship SKS Trinity rescued nine Algerian refugees from their capsized boat off the coast of Spain on June 17th. Despite the dramatic rescue, one refugee died after the rescue. view press release

Greek Amver Tanker Rescues 7 Fishermen

A Greek oil tanker participating in the Amver system was contacted by a United States Coast Guard law enforcement aircraft and diverted to rescue seven Ecuadorian fishermen after their boat sank 170 miles off the Columbia Ecuador coast June 5, 2009. view press release

Amver Participating Container Ship Rescues Italian Sailor

The Amver participating container ship Maersk Missouri rescued an Italian yachtsman 300 miles off the coast of Halifax on Fathers Day, June 21, 2009. The sailor, Gianfanco Tortolani, was sailing in the Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race from the United Kingdom to Newport, Rhode Island when his sailboat capsized and was demasted. view press release

Amver Ships Search for Air France Survivors

Four Amver participating commercial ships have been diverted by rescue authorities to search the Atlantic Ocean for any signs of Air France Flight 447. United States Coast Guard search and rescue personnel provided the Amver data to local authorities as efforts to locate survivors or critical aircraft components intensified Tuesday, June 3. view press release

Amver Awards Ceremony

This year's Amver Award Ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on May 21, 2009 starting at 5:00 pm. view press release

Prayer Vigil for Crew of Hijacked Ship -Media are invited-

The United States Coast Guard Amver System and Seaman’s Church Institute are holding a prayer vigil at the Merchant Marine Memorial in Battery Park, New York City at 11:00 am on Friday, April 10, 2009 as a show of support for the crew of the hijacked Maersk Alabama. view press release

Amver Earns Plimsoll Safety Award

The United States Coast Guard Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue system, Amver, earned the distinguished Plimsoll Award for outstanding service by an organization yesterday at the Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping 2009 exhibition. The Plimsoll Award is sponsored by Professional Mariner Magazine. view press release

Amver to Exhibit at CMA Shipping 2009

It’s springtime in Connecticut which means daffodils, tulips, and shipping moguls are popping up around Stamford, Connecticut. Join Amver in booth G-104 as the Connecticut Maritime Association shipping exhibition kicks off March 23rd through the 25th at the Stamford Hilton. view press release

Amver Tanker Rescues 162

162 Somali refugees, including a pregnant woman and 12 year old child, were rescued by the Amver participating tanker Overseas Primar, early Sunday in the Mediterranean. view press release

Amver Tanker Dispatched to Rescue French Yachtsman

An international search and rescue effort, including a tanker dispatched by the Amver system, is underway to rescue French sailor Jean Le Cam after his sailboat capsized 200 miles off Cape Horn early Tuesday morning. view press release

Amver Ship Diverted to Rescue French Kite Surfer

French kite surfer Anne Quemere, adrift and dangerously low on supplies, has decided to abandon ship 1,770 miles southeast of Hawaii. The Maersk Mytilini, an Amver participating container ship, has been diverted to rescue her. view press release

Amver Rescues 7 from Sunken Fishing Vessel

Seven crewmen were rescued by two Amver ships November 6, 2008 1,000 east of Bermuda when their fishing vessel, the Jose Almuina, sank in rough weather. Four crewmen remain missing as the international search effort continues. view press release

Read About Amver on Federal News Radio

The Coast Guard is trying out its sea legs with a social networking Website to improve communications. view press release

Read about Amver in Federal Computer Weekly

A U.S. Coast Guard program that helps coordinate sea rescues has launched a Facebook page to better link the participants. view press release

Amver announces launch of Facebook page

Are you wired for today’s technology? The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue system, or Amver, has embraced social networking. This isn’t shipping news discussed over cups of tea in a smoky coffee house on the quay. Amver has stepped into the 21st century and wants to become your new BFF—best friend forever for the uninitiated—on Facebook. view press release

Amver Container Ship Rescues Florida Native in Daring Pacific Rescue

A 23-year-old Florida man was rescued by an Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue system participating container ship as the sailor’s boat was sinking 700 miles off the coast of San Diego, Calif., Friday October 10, 2008. view press release

Amver Tanker Saves Four Swedes In High Seas Rescue

Four Swedish sailors were rescued by the tanker Parthenon in a dramatic high seas rescue, during weather so rough a rescue helicopter had to return to shore, shortly before midnight Saturday, September 28th. view press release

Read about Amver in the Baltic Magazine.

Read about Amver in the Baltic Magazine. view press release

Read about Amver in Coast Guard Magazine.

Read about Amver in Coast Guard Magazine. view press release

IMO recognizes Amver's 50th Anniversary

IMO recognizes Amver's 50th Anniversary. view press release

Amver interview on Fox News about Norwegian Dawn rescue

What are the chances a ship would be near two emergencies at sea within hours of each other? Two sailors may want to play the lottery because they were both rescued by the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn in separate incidents Monday June 30. view press release

Norwegian Dawn And Amver Team Up To Rescue Two Sailors In The Atlantic

What are the chances a ship would be near two emergencies at sea within hours of each other? Two sailors may want to play the lottery because they were both rescued by the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn in separate incidents Monday June 30. view press release

Belgian Ambassador Receives Amver Award

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker hosted a Belgian delegation, June 11, including Ambassador Johan Verbeke, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations, who received special recognition for Belgium's participation in the Amver search and rescue system. Ambassador Verbeke accepted the award on behalf of the Belgian maritime community. knot winds and 15 foot waves to rescue a family of four—including a 5 year old and 18 month old—from the clutches of the Atlantic Ocean 1,600 miles from New York City June 9. view press release

German Family Rescued From Sailboat Foundering In The Atlantic

The crew of the APL owned container ship Hyundai Japan braved 25 knot winds and 15 foot waves to rescue a family of four-including a 5 year old and 18 month old-from the clutches of the Atlantic Ocean 1,600 miles from New York City June 9. view press release

Amver and Pole Star Partner to Increase Safety at Sea

“Hope is the last thing to die... for those who find themselves in perilous conditions on our oceans, it's important they know a fellow mariner will come to their aid” stated Nicholas Pappadakis, INTERCARGO chairman and board member of the Union of Greek Shipowners, as he commented on a unique partnership between Amver and Pole Star that will significantly increase the number of ships available to assist mariners in distress. view press release

Burning Merchant Ship Relies On Amver Vessels For Assistance

Battling a fire 1,300 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, MA Thursday morning, the merchant ship Sea Venus was assisted by several Amver vessels. view press release

Amver Participating Container Ship Rescues Two Sailors Near Costa Rica

The Amver participating container ship Milan Express rescued two sailors from their disabled trimaran February 2, 2008 as it drifted 80 nautical miles off the coast of Costa Rica. view press release

Greek Amver Ship Rescues 14 Near The Philippines

A routine voyage from Malaysia to Tawi Tawi turned deadly for 81 Philippine passengers whose boat capsized in rough weather. Fortunately the Amver vessel Ioannis K was in the vicinity and rescued 14 survivors. view press release

Turkish Amver Tanker Nets First Amver Save Of 2008

A 61 year old British sailor is counting his blessings after being plucked from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the first Amver rescue of 2008. view press release

Amver Vessels Assist Disabled Container Ship Near Nantucket

Three Amver ships diverted to assist the 330-foot container ship Agaman which has been dead in the water in 10-foot to 15-foot seas approximately 88 miles southeast of Nantucket since Wednesday. view press release

Amver Vessel Rescues Hawaiian Sailor 230 Miles From Maui

A 43 year old Wailuku man was rescued by the Amver participating merchant ship CS Victory after his 30 foot sailing vessel began taking on water 230 miles off the coast of Maui December 13. view press release

UPDATE: Video of Amver rescue of 5 from disabled sailboat

On October 26, 2007 five men on a voyage from Bermuda to Cruz Bay, St. John's suffered a rudder casualty on their sailboat and were rescued by the Amver participating tanker Atlantic Prosperity approximately 195 nautical miles north of St. Thomas. view press release

Amver Tanker Rescues 5 from Disabled Sailboat

Five men on a voyage from Bermuda to Cruz Bay, St. John's suffered a rudder casualty on their sailboat and were rescued by the Amver participating tanker Atlantic Prosperity approximately 195 nautical miles north of St. Thomas. view press release

Amver Introduces Instant Surface Picture Access

The United States Coast Guard Amver (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue) system has just made the job of search and rescue easier for the entire world. Today, rescue coordination centers around the world can quickly contact the United States Coast Guard via a new Web based application, and obtain a surface picture of Amver participating commercial vessels that are willing and ready to come to the aid of fellow mariners in distress. view press release

Amver Promotes Search and Rescue at Russian Shipping Exhibition

The Amver Maritime Relations staff recently returned from the 9th NEVA exhibition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian hospitality abounded and their interest in the Amver search and rescue system surged. view press release

Amver Vessel Assists In Rescue Of Transpacific Rower

The Amver participating vessel Overseas Long Beach assisted in the rescue of transpacific rower Roz Savage by providing a much needed lee, communications between Savage and Coast Guard aircraft, and a make shift sea anchor. view press release

Canadian Amver Participant Rescues Passengers From Firey Ferry

On the morning of July 24 the Amver participating merchant vessel Federal Rhine rescued 10 survivors from the burning trans-island ferry Katrina. view press release

Amver Participing Merchant Vessels Races to Save Crew of Missing Chinese Ship

Multiple rescue operations are ongoing in the case of the Hai Ton 7, a Chinese merchant ship which sent an electronic distress alert and apparently sank 370 nautical miles northwest of Guam in the wake of Typhoon Man Yi. view press release

Amver Participating Tanker Rescues Crew of Sunken Turkish Vessel

Quick thinking on the part of rescue coordinators in Turkey and skilled ship handling by the master of the tanker Fairchem Steed led to the successful rescue of all 19 crewmen aboard the ill fated merchant ship Alexandra C which sank in heavy weather off the coast of Yemen. view press release

International Amver Rescue Operation Saves Three Sailors

On May 25, 2007, Rescue Coordination Center Bermuda notified the United States Coast Guard that an Amver participating merchant vessel, the Mighty Servant I, had located a 27 foot sailboat adrift approximately 350 miles south of Bermuda. view press release

Receive Instant Updates Of Amver Rescues With The NEW RSS FEED

The United States Coast Guard's Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or Amver, has once again lived up to its acronym. Anyone interested in getting up to the minute accounts of worldwide rescue operations can now subscribe to the new automated RSS feed on the Amver website. view press release

Amver Vessel Rescues 3 From Disabled Sailboat

The Amver participating merchant vessel Sevillan Reefer, a US owned ship, rescued three people from their disabled sailboat 115 nautical miles west of Panama on May 13, 2007. view press release

Amver Vessels Rescue 42 People In March

42 people have been rescued by Amver this March demonstrating the true reach of this valuable global search and rescue tool. view press release

Amver Vessel Rescues Chinese Crew Of Sunken Ship

The Amver participating ship Prahuh Yuvika rescued 11 crew members of the bulk carrier Unicorn Ace which sank in the South China Sea. The Unicorn Ace was carrying lumber products from Malaysia to Taiwan when it encountered bad weather. view press release

Amver Vessel Rescues 70 Year Old Solo Sailor

The Amver participating tanker Tambourin rescued a lone sailor 330 miles north east of French Guyana. Jerry Lomax, aboard the 26 foot sailboat Nell Gwyn II, contacted an amateur radio operator to report he had lost all power aboard his vessel. view press release

Amver Merchant Ship Rescues 14 Senegal Sailors 800 Miles Off Cape Cod

Fourteen Senegal nationals arrived in Brooklyn today aboard a merchant ship after being plucked from their 60-foot catamaran about 800 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Saturday afternoon. All 14 rescued, reportedly in good physical condition, were placed in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. view press release

Amver Ship Rescues 38 Year Old Sailor

The Amver participating LNG Carrier NORMAN LADY rescued a 38 year old sailor 1,300 miles south of Bermuda. view press release

Amver Ship Rescues 2 1300 Miles South East Of Bermuda

The Amver participating tanker ship Cape Bilbao rescued two American sailors 1,300 miles south east of Bermuda after their 41-foot sailboat was damaged by a drifting container. view press release

Commercial Ship Sent To Rescue California Sailor

A German owned merchant ship, the Algarve, was diverted to assist Ken Barnes who encountered severe weather almost 500 miles off the coast of South America. Barnes is attempting to sail around the world in his sailboat, the Privateer, and experienced rough weather on January 2, 2007. view press release

Mariners Must Not Operate 121.5/243 MHz EPRIBS After 31 December 2006

Mariners are reminded that beginning January 1, 2007, both 121.5 and 243 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS) are prohibited from use in both commercial and recreational watercraft. Boaters wishing to have an emergency rescue beacon aboard their vessel must have a digital 406 MHz model. view press release

The M/V ANTHEMIS rescues 4 people 630 miles off the coast of Virginia

Video of the Amver participant, M/V ANTHEMIS, rescuing 4 people aboard the sailing vessel Rochelle IV 630 miles off the coast of Virginia. Despite 60 knot winds and 20 foot waves, the crew of the ANTHEMIS successfully rescued the four survivors. view press release

Amver Vessels Search For Hockey Legend's Daughter

Canadian and United States Coast Guard resources continue to search for the daughter of hockey legend Bob Gainey. On Dec 9 Laura Gainey, a crew member aboard the Sailing Vessel Picton Castle, was washed overboard by a rogue wave over 400 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Weather conditions were quite rough when Gainey was reported missing with winds gusting over 40 knots and waves of 20 feet. view press release

M/V MAERSK DARWIN Diverted to Rescue Crew

Video of M/V MAERSK DARWIN diverting to rescue the crew of a sailing vessel that had abandoned ship 450 miles north of Hawaii after their vessel had been struck by a whale. view press release

Video of Vessel in Distress

Video of the M/V COUGAR ACE in distress July 24, 2006 off the coast of Alaska. Three Amver vessels and numerous United States Coast Guard and Alaska Air National Guard assets successfully rescued the 23 crew members. view press release

Important MARAD Advisory - Somalia Piracy Notice

The National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC) advises that two more at sea merchant vessel hijackings on 18 and 20 October off the east coast of Somalia, demonstrates pirates ability to conduct at sea hijackings, view press release

Important Hurricane Katrina Advisory

The Coast Guard strongly urges people in distress in the New Orleans area contact the search and rescue emergency line for the State Office of Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge, La. See News Release, view press release

Important MARAD Advisory - Threat Information And Reporting of Hostile Incidents

U.S. flagged vessels operating in specific areas of the Persian Gulf are now required to submit position reports every 24 hours. See Item Number 5 on view press release

Online Notice of Arrival Application Now Available

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has developed a World Wide Web online Notice of Arrival (NOA) submission application. This method provides a submitter with the means for managing vessel arrival information online and automatically sends an output file containing arrival information to the National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC). view press release

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