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June 21, 2019

Resolve Receives USCG AMVER Award

Images: Resolve Marine Group

Images: Resolve Marine Group

Resolve Marine Group was awarded the prestigious AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) Award for work done by privately funded Emergency Response Salvage Tug the Resolve Pioneer.

It was presented to Resolve by the United States Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Karl Schultz at the close of National Maritime Day and the NAMEPA Safety at Sea conference at the Press Club in Washington D.C. on May 26, and recognized the work done by the Resolve Pioneer under the AMVER system. The global AMVER network is more than 60 years old. It receives locations of the vessels registered in the program and sends vessel alerts when others are in distress based on who is in the best position to make a rescue. 

The U.S.-flagged Resolve Pioneer is a multi-mission vessel is now stationed in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, but has performed rescue tows as well as marine firefighting and salvage support missions across the Eastern seaboard and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.  It even spent six months skimming oil during the Macondo incident prior to moving to her new home in Alaska.

The Pioneer has been a core asset for Resolve Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) Oil Spill Response Organization, 1-Call Alaska. The Resolve Pioneer allows 1-Call Alaska and the Resolve Marine Group to respond to vessels in distress and provide a prevention approach to Emergency Response and Oil Spill Response.  

“Resolve is proud to be part of the AMVER program for which the Resolve Pioneer has been engaged for eight consecutive years,” Said Lindsay Malen-Habib.