HAMM ALERT FOUNDATION
SAVING LIVES AT SEA
Rochelle Hamm was able to channel her immeasurable heartache to the immense strength needed to elicit positive change by creating Hamm Alert Foundation. The foundation mission is to educate and advocate for safety rules at sea, ensure all standards are being met and provide support for those affect by tragedy at sea through mental, financial, academic and economic success.
The Hamm Alert Maritime Safety Act of 2018 was passed by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the United States in June, and by the US Senate on September 26.
The legislation includes provisions that require the Coast Guard to ensure proper vessel inspections are undertaken, that vessels and crew have necessary safety equipment and timely weather forecast charts, and that voyage data recorders float free after an accident. This bill also establishes an anonymous safety alert pilot program with a direct line of communication to the Coast Guard.