Inmarsat is migrating the GMDSS Services, Inmarsat C and Fleet 77, from the Inmarsat-3 satellite constellation to the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation. During the migration manual intervention on Inmarsat Ship Earth Stations may be necessary. After each phase of the migration the coverage area of these GMDSS services will change.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Inmarsat has received the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Technology Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 2nd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
Inmarsat revealed Fleet Data, an IoT service, which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard. Fleet Data will record data from the onboard Voyage Data Recorder, and other vessel sensors, process that data, and upload it to a central database, which incorporates a dashboard and Application Process Interface.
Mr. Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime, talks about the next steps toward GMDSS modernisation. Following recent IMO decision with regards to GMDSS, real progress can be made in the functionality of the satellite-based emergency service seafarers call on in the last resort.
Connectivity is becoming a significant factor in recruitment, particularly for those entering the industry. Young people who have grown up taking connectivity so granted consider the ability to get online a significant deciding factor for a career at sea, the report ‘Navigating everyday connectivities at sea’ says.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to make a significant contribution to the global economy and of course shipping industry by 2023. This is according to a new study launched by Inmarsat, which highlights that there will be increased automation and operational efficiency through the use of real time data and machine-to-machine communication.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime , talks about company’s ‘Fleet Safety’ service for which Inmarsat has been nominated in the ‘Technology’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.
NAPA, Danelec Marine, ClassNK, and Inmarsat debated the Internet of Things’ potential to reshape the maritime industry. The four parties noted that IoT has already benefited the shipping industry greatly. However, many are still lagging behind digitalization, with costs and lack of IoT skill being the main obstacles.
On the Day of the Seafarer 2018, Inmarsat published a new crew connectivity report revealing the impact on seafarers of being away at sea for months at a time with little or no internet access. The report showed that even limited access to Wi-Fi helped reduce some of the emotional stresses related to separation from families.
Digitalization is happening, and it does create queries with respect to how maritime is investing in Internet of Things (IoT) or whether the industry has skills for IoT adoption. Research suggests that the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management and operational tools applied through the IoT than many commentators have supposed.
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