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USCG Awards ARC With AMVER For Their Commitment To Safety At Sea

Last updated on May 28th, 2019
USCG Awards ARC With AMVER For Their Commitment To Safety At Sea 5

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) announced that the United States Coast Guard has recognized three of the company’s U.S.-flag vessels for their ongoing commitment to safety at sea. The following ARC vessels earned the prestigious AMVER Awards in 2018: M/V Integrity (18), M/V Liberty (12), M/V Patriot (12). The numbers following the vessel names are the number of consecutive years the vessels have earned awards.

“ARC is honored to be recognized by the United States Coast Guard as we strive together to ensure effective compliance, maritime safety, security and stewardship,” said ARC President & CEO Eric Ebeling. “We take this opportunity to thank the Coast Guard for always staying ready and for playing an essential role in supporting the U.S.-flag fleet.”

AMVER, or Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, is a worldwide voluntary reporting system sponsored by the United States Coast Guard. The AMVER Awards, as part of National Maritime Day, are presented annually to merchant vessels that voluntarily report their positions to the United States Coast Guard at least 128 days in a calendar year. These vessels may then be called upon to assist in maritime emergencies and search and rescue cases around the world. In 2018, 82 lives were saved by these voluntary participating ships. They help ensure that no call goes unanswered for which  more than 7,500 ships have participated in the AMVER program.

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