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It’s time for a change of mindset on IT at sea

The potential of digitalisation and the imperative of decarbonisation mean shipping needs to embrace secure, regulated networks, writes Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.

Language differences onboard: A barrier to ship safety?

The need for a common language onboard is considered essential for safe operation of a ship, at a time when the nature of seafaring itself means ships are manned with crew members from different parts of the world.

Communication a main factor of accidents at sea: Three real-life examples

Poor communication has been a main contributing factor in numerous maritime casualties, varying from groundings and collisions to entire ship losses and even worse, fatalities. We picked three accidents from the years 2018 and 2019 to create a better understanding of how this simple-to-hear factor can be vital to a ship’s safety.

Connecting crew during COVID-19

Inmarsat Maritime president Ronald Spithout says providing crews with enhanced levels of connectivity and support is critical at this unprecedented time, and offers an insight into the work already underway with welfare organisations to assist seafarers in need.

US fisheries sees first IP-based broadband terminal and vessel monitoring

Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat and its partners, Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd and Network Innovations, launched the first type-approved IP-based terminal and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for fishing vessels operating in US waters, marking a significant milestone for sustainable fishing in the region.

Maritime NZ: Boating fatalities highly linked to inadequate communication

With respect to the recent figures on boating safety, Maritime NZ stressed that waterproof communications can save a life: An estimated 59% of recreational boating fatalities involve inadequate communications, and only 40% of boaties report having two ways to call for help every time they go on the water.

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