Australia

Australian ports offer free WiFi to seafarers

Seafarers onboard ships entering Australian ports, will from now on experience a new initiative called “Seafarer Connect”. Specifically, the system will offer free WiFi signal and internet access to every seafarer visiting Australia. For the records, the initiative was first launched in Sydney, during a meeting of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

AMSA discontinues DGPS from 1st July, 2020

As AMSA reported in the past, due to the increased accuracy of GPS and introduction of other global positioning constellations, like GLONASS, GALILEO and Beidou, its Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) service is no longer needed. As a result, AMSA will discontinue DGPS system from the following summer, specifically on 1st July 2020.

UK satellites to boost monitoring of shipping activity

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. confirmed the successful launch of two satellites, launched into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit onboard the PSLV launch vehicle, which are expected to ease monitoring of marine environment and provide direct radar ship detection information.

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