Saving Marine Lives with Innovation Adoption

Innovation in maritime search and rescue beacon technology has been developing at an exponential rate, resulting in faster detection of digital cries for help, greater accuracy in pinpointing the exactlocation of the distress signal and the ability to generate localised alerts; allowing nearby vesselsto support a rescue. The overall impact has been to accelerate the […]

Understanding the Impact of EPIRB Legislation in 2020

Legislation is often the primary driver in the adoption or role out of innovations in marine safety equipment. This brief overview highlights two significant changes that will impact a range of vessel users, the timeline for implementing and explains the safety rational behind them. Legislation: US mandates that Only GNSS EPIRBs can be sold The […]

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 […]