Amver Awards Today in Washington

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Are you coming to the U.S. Amver Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC today? Information on the ceremony can be found here. Besides U.S. Amver award recipients guests such as United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Brian Salerno and United States Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vivien Crea will be attending. Stop by to pay tribute to the many U.S. shipping companies participating in the Amver system dedicated to safety at sea.

See you there!

Well not gCaptain, we unfortunately will not be attending, but here is a little more about what Amver has to say about the awards.

Is your company a US flagged shipping company? If so, your vessels likely earned Amver participation awards. In the past Amver hosted an awards ceremony in New York City. While we haven’t hosted an awards ceremony in several years we are proud to announce the return of the US Amver Awards ceremony. This year the awards ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on May 21, 2009 starting at 5:00 pm.

And in case any of you don’t know:

Amver, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.With Amver, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.

Amver’s mission is to quickly provide search and rescue authorities, on demand, accurate information on the positions and characteristics of vessels near a reported distress.