This weeks incident photo comes to us via Ben Strong of Amver.
If not for the partnership between Pole Star and Amver the Greek ship Vanessa A would never have been identified to divert and assist two German sailors on Dec. 29, 2010. Couple that partnership with the online Amver surface picture request form and it was a rescue hat trick!
Rabat to the rescue
MRCC Rabat used the online form to request Amver information when they were notified of a 406 Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) in their search and rescue region. Within minutes of receiving the position of the Greek ship, rescue authorities in Rabat requested they divert and save the two Germans.
The Greek race to rescue
Thankfully the Vanessa A, managed by Kouros Maritime Enterprises, is a subscriber of Pole Star’s Fleet Management package which allows their ships to automatically send Amver reports without any manual entry from the bridge. Within 30 minutes of being notified of the distress situation the crew of the Vanessa A was on the scene and engaged in rescue operations.
Photo credit: crew of the M/V Vanessa A