ABS has continued its long-standing support for the Amver Awards by sponsoring a ceremony recognising the contribution of Norwegian shipping to the unique reporting system that supports search and rescue efforts for seafarers in distress.
Hosted at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Oslo, the ceremony saw 261 vessels from 40 Norwegian shipowners and operators honoured for their commitment to maritime safety, making themselves available to assist in search and rescue activities anywhere in the world.
“Safety at sea is a founding principle at ABS and nothing embodies it quite like the Amver program, which honors those who put safety above commercial interests. We are proud to celebrate these companies and the brave men and women who operate the vessels with these awards,” says Ezekiel Davis, ABS Vice President, Europe Business Development.
“I am excited to recognise safety at sea and the good works of our Norwegian shipping partners in person. While most of us were forced to stay home, seafarers continued to ensure that goods were delivered during the pandemic. More importantly, the same seafarers continued to make sure that saving lives remained a top priority. This private-public partnership is what is needed in times of adversity, and I am so happy we can recognise the brave men and women who have answered the call or made themselves available for search and rescue around the world. Congratulations to all the award recipients,” says Benjamin Strong, Amver Director, Maritime Relations.