On August 30, ARTEMIS, the vessel operated by PG SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE. LTD. under PACIFIC GAS (HONG KONG) HOLDINGS LIMITED is officially recognized award-winning and their companies for their strong participation during 2015 in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. Captain Tao accepted the award.
PG SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE.LTD. as a subsidiary of PACIFIC GAS (HONG KONG) HOLDINGS LIMITED has achieved “no pollution, no collision, no major accidents and no casualties” for continuous 4 years since its establishment. The average operating rate of vessels under management is more than 99.7%. The United States Coast Guard affirmed PG SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE.LTD.’s efforts in its international maritime specialized transportation and security.
AMVER is a USCG managed search and rescue program in which merchant ships make themselves available for maritime emergency response on a volunteer basis. In accordance with the Coast Guard’s primary mission of search and rescue, it exists as a vehicle for mariners to help each other without regard to nationality with the end objective that no call for help should go unanswered. Since its inception in 1958, AMVER has proven to be an invaluable search and rescue resource, and an enduring example of international public/private partnership.
The AMVER awards ceremony is held each year to reward those participating ships which remain “on plot” for at least 128 days in a calendar year. The term “on plot” connotes a ship that has made itself available for maritime emergency response. Three companies were recognized during this year’s AMVER awards ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy: Bahamas Ferries Limited, Campbell Shipping Company Limited and Clipper Group. Each company representative was presented with a Letter of Appreciation, a Certificate of Merit to each ship, and a colored AMVER pennant, representing a ship’s continuous participation in the program.