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Stefano Poli, VP, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime. Photo by Inmarsat

Inmarsat, ABB Pact on IoT Platform

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat plc and the provider of electric, digital and connected solutions for the marine industry ABB Marine & Ports have signed a master supply agreement aimed at tackling an obstacle identified by ship owners which has stopped them using IoT (Internet of Things) technology.A recent 2018 Inmarsat survey of 125 owners found 51% identifying an inability to get data off ships in real-time as their obstacle to IoT adoption.The agreement recognises ABB as a certified application provider to work with Fleet Data, the IoT platform developed by Inmarsat and

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MSI completes 'Deepest, Longest Moorings' to Date

mooring design.This was modeled using third party software to ensure that the instruments remain at their intended depths, taking into account the type of rope used for the mooring, as well as the expected metocean conditions on site.Data from the surface buoy is being transmitted in real-time via the Inmarsat DataPro service where it is displayed on a password-protected website for the client to access.Photo: MSIThis also allows MSI to monitor the status of the buoy, which also has automatic alerts configured if it moves outside a preset watch circle or if water intrusion is detected.The initial deployment

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Bureau Veritas Aproves IoT Platform Fleet Data

Fleet Data from Inmarsat has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from leading classification society Bureau Veritas.This is a major milestone for the maritime industry’s leading secure sensor data and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Conditions of approval by Bureau Veritas verify that Fleet Data can be installed safely on board without its operation affecting existing navigation, safety and radio communication systems.The bandwidth-inclusive platform allows ship owners and managers to take control of sensor data collected on board, pre-process, extract and aggregate it in cloud-based storage

L to R: Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime and John Laderos, Chief Executive Officer of SRH Marine SAIT. Image: Inmarsat

Real-time ECDIS Updates via FleetBroadband

A contract signed in London at the end of last month by Inmarsat and SRH Marine SAIT formalizes arrangements for real-time Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) updating to be accomplished ‘ship-to-shore’ using an application over FleetBroadband for the first time.The SRH Delta platform, which includes chart updates, publications and notices of mariners, will be available for L-band transmission to any FleetBroadband user equipped with the new, dedicated bandwidth Application Access Point Name (APN) developed by Inmarsat.“The SRH platform is the first application by

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Buoy Designed to Monitor Turbidity at Dredging Sites

during dredging.    Being deployed as a surface buoy, the compact sized, autonomous buoy system intended for determining turbidity in coastal water areas consists of a yellow buoy corpus made from durable GRP, a turbidity sensor, a rechargeable battery pack and a data logger with integrated Inmarsat modem. To fulfill safety regulations, the buoy is equipped with a white flashing LED light being automatically switched on under low light conditions. The system is capable of 14 days of autonomous operation before the batteries need recharging or replacing.    The buoy is equipped with

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Maldives Protects Fishery with GOST Nav-Tracker

, both internally among our team and with our clients. It’s gratifying to help provide a much-needed solution to protect a critical part of the Maldives economy and way of life.” The GOST Nav-Tracker is a marine grade, water resistant, tracking system that provides reliable, remote global Inmarsat satellite-based vessel tracking and management from anywhere in the world. Replacing the need for expensive or impractical solutions, the system also incorporates a critical panic button safety feature that crew members can push to alert authorities in the event of an emergency.  

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Inmarsat Sees Rough Sea Ahead

 The satellite communications group Inmarsat plc cautions that with the slowdown in the global economy hitting shipping, satellite communications industry faces rough weather, according to a report in Reuters.   The British company, which provides data and voice connections to shipping, warned that tough trading was set to persist in its maritime and government markets this year.   "We are seeing modest growing headwinds in terms of global trade slowdown and increased scrappage and lay outs," Chief Executive Rupert Pearce said.   The capital expenditure forecast is

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Inmarsat C Celebrates 25 Years Saving Llives at Sea

 Inmarsat has marked the 25th anniversary of Inmarsat C by revealing that more than 600 distress alerts from vessels in urgent need were broadcast over the service in 2015.   The disclosure demonstrates how the decision made by IMO administrations requiring all ships of more than 300 gross tons to be fitted with a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) remains pivotal in protecting lives at sea.   Inmarsat is the only safety services provider in the world approved to deliver GMDSS under the rigorous International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea requirements.

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OSVs: Fishing for Value

;s deck space for three 20-ft. ROV containers.   ORG Geophysical SINTEF brought its own ROV when doing ocean research. Two other research institutes and the oil companies have also made use of the comfortable cabins for 34, the conference room, the three bridge work areas and separate Inmarsat data network. Summer 2015 saw the Christina E perform a 90-day seismic survey for ORG Geophysical in the Barents Sea. It followed a similar one in 2014. Environmental survey work on the British and Norwegian sides of the North Sea in 2013 rounded out a season that also saw an ROV LoVe installation

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New Data Safety Service for Inmarsat FleetBroadband

  Supported by European Space Agency (ESA) funding, Inmarsat’s forthcoming Maritime Safety Data Service (MSDS) for FleetBroadband, delivers an increased data capability over the Inmarsat-4 network, including the Alphasat satellite, providing global coverage and the same reliability of over 99.9 per cent associated with the Inmarsat network. Added Features MSDS will continue to offer distress alerting, priority messaging and SafetyNET safety information broadcasts, but also deliver greater data capability than is currently available with Inmarsat C safety services. Other additional

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