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Holland America Line Receives Association for Rescue at Sea AMVER Award for 2015 Rescue of Airplane Pilot

October 21, 2016 – The captain and crew of Holland America Line’s ms Veendam were honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea with a prestigious AFRAS AMVER Award for the 2015 rescue of a pilot who ditched his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System was implemented […]

Holland America Line Wins ‘Seafarer of the Year’ Award from Lloyd’s List for ms Veendam’s Rescue of Pilot from Pacific Ocean

Ship’s captain and crew recognized at 2016 Maritime Awards for humanitarianism July 5, 2016 — At the 2016 Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards, the captain and crew of Holland America Line’s ms Veendam were named “Seafarer of the Year” for the rescue of a pilot who ejected from his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean. […]

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S NIEUW AMSTERDAM PERFORMS NIGHTTIME MID-ATLANTIC RESCUE OF TWO SAILORS

May 7, 2013. Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), ms Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Norfolk, Va., regarding a mayday signal it had received from sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift. Nieuw Amsterdam immediately diverted from its course and arrived on the scene […]