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Benjamin Strong

Benjamin Strong
Director of Marketing, U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Strong is the Director of Amver Maritime Relations in New York City. Mr. Strong’s office is responsible for the marketing, recruitment and retention of commercial ships in the Amver system. Amver is a voluntary, global ship reporting system used to divert merchant vessels in search and rescue (SAR) cases where traditional SAR resources are unavailable. Prior to heading the Amver office, Mr. Strong was the project manager for the United States Coast Guard’s Mass Rescue Operations program in the Office of Search and Rescue. Before coming to the United States Coast Guard Mr. Strong worked in the Urban Search and Rescue Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency where he deployed on numerous disasters including the World Trade Center collapse in 2001. Mr. Strong is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and has a Masters of Science Degree in Emergency Health Services Management/Policy and Planning from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


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Benjamin Strong (U.S. Coast Guard)
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The United States Coast Guard Amver (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue) system has made the job of search and rescue easier for the entire world. Rescue coordination centers can quickly contact the United States Coast Guard via a Web based application, and obtain a surface picture of Amver participating commercial vessels that are available to come to the aid of mariners in distress. Read more.
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