What is AMVER or Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System and its detail ?

Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER)

Principle : Its principle is to utilise the resources of the many merchant vessels which are at sea at any one time following a maritime incident.

Purpose : Its purpose is to maximise the efficiency in co-ordinating assistance inorder to save life and property.

Objective : Its objective is to co-ordinate mutual assistance for the purpose of distressor SAR activities.

Operating body : United States Coastguard with centres in New York and San Francisco.

Participation : It is a voluntary service and vessels over 1000 GRT which are engaged in voyages of 24 hours or more participate in it. Initial ship’s data regarding the ship’s size, speed, communications, equipment and facilities are kept in confidential record, and no information is disclosed except those relevant to SAR operations. It is a worldwide operation and free of charge with the exception of only UK stations (refer M-155).

Format : Message format can be obtained from ALRS vol.1. Additional information can be obtained from Commander Pacific Area, Commander Atlantic Area and Commandant US Coastguard.

5(b). List the messages that should be sent by a participating vessel, indicating the content.

Sailing Plan : sent days or even weeks prior to departure.

To include the following :-

  • – Ship’s name and call sign;
  • – Date, time and port of departure;
  • – Port of destination;
  • – ETA at destination;
  • – Route information;
  • – Special resources on board.

Departure Report : sent as soon as possible after departure.

To include the following :-

  • – Ship’s name.
  • – Date, time and port of departure.

Position Report : sent within 24 hours after departure and 48 hours thereafter.

To include the following :-

  • – Ship’s name;
  • – Time and position;
  • – Port of destination;
  • – ETA to destination;

Deviation Report : sent if any changes are made to the sailing plan at the Master’s discretion. To include the following :-

  • – Ship’s name;
  • – Details of deviation;
  • – Course and speed;
  • – Revised ETA.

Arrival Report : sent just prior to or on arrival to pilot roads at the port of destination. To include the following :-

  • – Ship’s name and call sign;
  • – Relevant position and time.
You may also know :

Three other reporting systems with which you are familiar.

  • AUSREP
  • INSPIRES
  • MAREP

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