Ready, Set, Wear It!

  National Safe Boating Week begins on May 21, 2016 and ends on May 27, 2016.  This is an outstanding safety outreach event developed by the National Safe Boating Council to educate the recreational boating community on the importance of wearing a life jacket, with an emphasis on their year-round “Wear It!” a North American […]

Victory in Vessel Safety with new U.S. Coast Guard AIS Mandate!

On March 2nd, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard passed a progressive mandate that requires certain categories of commercial vessels, such as fishing boats, tugs and ferries, operating in U.S territorial waters to install a USCG certified Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver by March 2016. This adoption of AIS technology is a great leap forward in […]

AIS and the Future of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

Throughout history, the evolution of maritime distress and safety communications technology has relied heavily on the advancement of global search and rescue initiatives. Since the early invention of the radio, ships voyaging across the seas have depended on this essential advance to ensure the safety and vitality of their ships and crews. In 1999, the […]