Posts Tagged: United States Coast Guard

Who dunit? How the Coast Guard identifies oil.

It’s been reported that tar balls have started washing up on beaches in Key West, Florida and the fear is they are from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately the United States Coast Guard was able to determine these tar balls were not from the Deepwater Horizon incident. So how does… Read more »

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 event is Climate Change, A Challenge for IMO Too. The Coast Guard has partnered… Read more »

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 The tanker Andes, en route to Esmeraldas to load… Read more »

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. Demasted Gianfranco… Read more »

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 Tsakos Group. Captain Iliopoulos… Read more »