AFRAS Awards

Annual Maritime SAR Awards: Amver Award Winner

The Amver participating container ship Joanna saved 105 migrants off the coast of Libya Feb. 18, 2017. The crew of the Joanna was sailing west of Crete, on a voyage to Italy, when the ship was notified by rescue authorities in Malta of a possible migrant or fishing...

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Annual Maritime SAR Awards: Amver Special Award Winner

The Amver participating auto carrier Hercules Leader rescued six people from a disabled catamaran 275 miles southwest of Bermuda Jan. 19, 2017, and its captain and crew has been selected to receive this year's AFRAS maritime search and rescue Amver Special Award. The...

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Annual Maritime SAR Awards: C-Port Award Winner

Capt. Nathan Lins, of TowBoatUS Catalina, in California, was selected as the recipient of this year's AFRAS C-Port search and rescue award, for saving the life of a man who went overboard. Lins was towing a disabled boat when he heard the mayday call for help come...

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Message from the AFRAS President

Supporters of AFRAS! It has been an exciting year so far for the Association! For starters, we have been able to donate well over $28,000 to the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), supporting their efforts to reconstitute their capability following last year's...

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