Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Commercial Fishermen Off Monterey After Vessel Catches Fire

The crew of a Reederei Nord bulk carrier came to the rescue of seven commercial fishermen after their vessel caught fire approximately 350 miles west of Monterey, California. Watchstanders at...

November 10, 2021
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Friday, November 24, 2017
Lifesaving Incidents

AMVER Assists In Rescue Of Lost Pacific Fishermen

HONOLULU — Seven fishermen are safe, Wednesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. The fishermen were rescued and transferred safely...

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 17

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Maritime News

Bulk Carrier to The Rescue – Five Rescued from Skiff After Five Days Lost Sea

  Five men are lucky to be alive after spending five days adrift in the Pacific Ocean aboard their 14-foot aluminum skiff with little supplies. The men were rescued Sunday by...

July 12, 2015
Total Views: 10

Thursday, October 9, 2014

AMVER-Participating Bulker Carrier Helps Rescue Three Overdue Boaters in Central Pacific

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier assisted in the rescue of three overdue boaters Thursday near the Chuuk Atoll in the central Pacific.

October 9, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014

500-Foot Log Carrier Abandoned in the Pacific

The U.S. Coast Guard reports today that twenty-four sailors from the M/V Rich Forest are now safe after being rescued by the bulk carrier CS Sunshine, 440 nautical miles west of...

January 20, 2014
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Horizon Reliance

Horizon Reliance to the Rescue, Yet Again

The Pacific is a huge expanse of open ocean, and oddly enough the container ship Horizon Reliance happened to be in the right place at the right time for the...

June 12, 2012
Total Views: 106

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stolt Tanker Rescues Distressed Sailors After Whale Strike in Atlantic

On May 10 a Stolt tanker participating in the USCG’s Amver program was diverted while in the Atlantic Ocean to rescue two distressed sailors whose small sailboat was taking on...

May 21, 2012
Total Views: 16

Monday, April 23, 2012
Semirio us navy Shin Maan Chun rescue amver

Diana Shipping Bulk Carrier and US Navy Aircrew Rescues Crew of Taiwanese Fishing Boat

10 Taiwanese fishermen were forced to abandon ship 700 miles west of Guam this weekend when their 70-foot fishing boat Hsin Man Chun caught fire.  Upon activating their Emergency Position Indicating...

April 23, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Horizon Reliance Responds to High Seas Distress Call, Rescues Family of Three [VIDEO]

Horizon Lines’ Chief Mate Steven Itson gives a replay of the rescue at sea: The crew of the 38-foot sailboat Liahona contacted the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska Tuesday at approximately 5:30...

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sixteen Crowley-Managed Vessels Honored with U.S. Coast Guard AMVER Awards

Sixteen Crowley-managed vessels were recently honored with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) awards in recognition of their voluntary rescue services to people aboard vessels in...

June 15, 2011
Total Views: 17

Friday, May 13, 2011

National Maritime Day Dinner and AMVER Awards Honor Seafarers and Recognize Voluntary Rescue Participants

Stories of heroism on the seas abound. Seafarers going to extraordinary lengths to aid their own, ships diverting their course in order to rescue “those in peril on the sea.”...

May 13, 2011
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amver Enrolled K-Line Bulker Rescues Sailors

Via Amver Blog 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...

May 11, 2011
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Quarterdeck Podcast: Talking Arctic

Amver Blog has just posted episode 3 of the Quarterdeck, the monthly Amver podcast featuring Benjamin Strong and Admiral Jim Watson. In this latest episode learn what went on at...

May 4, 2011
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amver enrolled containership rescues 27 fisherman near Guam

A Panamanian flagged containership enrolled in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or AMVER, successfully rescued 27 fishermen (10 Japanese, 8 Indonesians, and 9 Kiribati) after their...

April 20, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Greek Amver ship saves Frenchmen

The Greek participating Amver tanker Delta Kanaris rescued four French sailors Sunday Feb. 27, 2011 after the sailors activated their personal locator beacon (PLB) approximately 1,582 miles east of Puerto...

March 4, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Incident Photos – Amver’s final rescue of 2010

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...

January 12, 2011
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Fire Incidents

Amver Vessel Rescues 13 off Mexico

Our good friends at the Amver blog tell us of the most recent rescue at sea involving an Amver registered vessel. The United States Coast Guard Eleventh District Command Center...

April 10, 2010
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Friday, April 2, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

“I Am Amver” Video Project

In efforts to expand IMO’s 2010 “Year of the Seafarer” campaign, the good folks at Amver are recognizing all those who make the Amver system a success in a month...

April 2, 2010
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Incident Photo of The Week – Tall Ship Capsizes, Students Rescued At Sea

Shown here, 3 lifeboats carrying some of the 64 students and crew that were rescued after the tall ship Concordia sank 344 miles off the coast of Rio de Janiero...

February 23, 2010
Total Views: 4

Friday, February 19, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Canadian Tall Ship Carrying Students Sinks Off Brazil

Image via Digital Journal According to reports, all 64 students aboard the Canadian flagged tall ship Concordia which san 300 miles off the Brazilian coast have been rescued.  The Canadian...

February 19, 2010
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