Rand Logistics’ vessels receive AMVER awards for the 2018 sailing season

Three of Rand Logistics’ U.S.-flagged vessels were recipients of Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) Awards for the 2018 Sailing Season. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz (right) and Director of AMVER Maritime Relations Benjamin M. Strong (left), present the AMVER Pennant to Rand Logistics’ AVP of Corporate Communications Annemarie Dobler at the awards ceremony in May in Washington, D.C.

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced that the crew of three of the company’s U.S.-flagged vessels have been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for their commitment to safety and dedication to the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) System program for the 2018 Sailing Season.

The AMVER System, sponsored by the Coast Guard, is a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. Rand’s M/V Calumet and M/V Manitowoc received the AMVER Certificate of Merit for the vessels’ second year of participation with AMVER and Articulated Tug Barge Defiance/Ashtabula was honored for their fourth year. The three vessels will continue to fly the AMVER Pennant for their participation with AMVER.

“Rand Logistics is honored to have been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as part of the prestigious AMVER Award Program,” said Michael C. Farrell II, Director of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) at Rand. The safety of our employees, customers, vendors and members of the communities in which we operate is our top priority and is one of our Rand Corporate Values.”

Rand Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications Annemarie Dobler accepted the awards on behalf of the captains and crewmembers in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2019 National Maritime Day celebration.

Andrea Lee