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Benjamin Strong's Blog – June 2009 Archive (6)

World Maritime Day

The United States Coast Guard has the distinct pleasure of hosting the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day Parallel Event. The event will be held October 16, 2009 at Pier Sixty in New York City.

The theme for this years… Continue

Added by Benjamin Strong on June 29, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

Greek Amver Tanker Rescues 7 Fishermen

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

Tanker To The Rescue…


Added by Benjamin Strong on June 25, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Welcome Wednesday!

It's been a busy week at Amver. One thing that doesn't change, however, is the welcome we extend to our newest members. Is your ship listed below? It should be. Don't know how to enroll your vessel in Amver? Read how you can become part of our family here.

Let's welcome the new participants:



* MINERVA… Continue

Added by Benjamin Strong on June 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Amver Container Ship Rescues Italian Sailor

The Amver participating container ship Maersk Missouri rescued an Italian yachtsman 300 miles off the coast of Halifax, Canada on Fathers Day, June 21, 2009. The sailor, Gianfranco 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.



Added by Benjamin Strong on June 23, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

gCaptain reports: eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington-Is It Truly Important?

Coast Guard Loran Station Port Clarence, AK

Our friends at gCaptain are tackling the debate about the Office of Management and Budget's recommendation to cut LORAN-C from the 2010 budget. You can read the entire post… Continue

Added by Benjamin Strong on June 22, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Tsakos Ship Wins International Safety At Sea Amver Award

On June 10th the annual Safety at Sea International Awards were held in Oslo, Norway in conjunction with Norshipping. United States Coast Guard Commander Agneta Dahl, our representative to the World Maritime University, had the honor of presenting the Safety at Sea International Amver Award to Captain Vasilis Iliopoulos of the… Continue

Added by Benjamin Strong on June 20, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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