Search and rescue at sea depends on the integrated satellite and terrestrial radiocommunication communications system – the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST), has been announced as a Service Provider for Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Daily, weekly and monthly tests of all GMDSS equipment should be done by every responsible navigating officer on board ship without any compromise. Let’s take a look at important GMDSS tests carried out on ships.
Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) is used on ships to send & receive distress signal and maritime safety information via a satellite or radio communication equipment.
A variety of marine communication systems have been used in the maritime industry since the start. Learn how marine navigation is carried out using these navigation systems.
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally recognised Inmarsat’s ‘Fleet Safety’ solution as a new service to support the GMDSS
Fleet Safety from Inmarsat, a new service incorporating FleetBroadband and an MST has been recommended for GMDSS recognition after its performance was subjected to intensive review by a group of experts.
Inmarsat has launched a vital new service, SafetyNET II, for MSIPs, marking a key stage in upgrading the GMDSS, which helps to save thousands of lives at sea each year.
Role of Inmarsat as the sole provider of satellite technology performing to GMDSS standards is set for advancement, after an IMO Sub Committee decided to greenlight consideration.