American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) announced that three of the company’s U.S.-flag vessels have been recognized by the United States Coast Guard 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. There are more than 7,500 ships participating in the AMVER program each day helping to ensure no call for help goes unanswered.