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IMO approves new Inmarsat service

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The International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee has approved Inmarsat’s new ‘Fleet Safety’ service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System. Ship owners and operators will now be able to combine maritime safety and broadband data services in a single FleetBroadband or Fleet One terminal provided by Inmarsat, according to a company press release.

Ship owners and operators currently deploying FleetBroadband or Fleet One will be able to access GMDSS-approved safety services, as well as a number of new safety features available via the Inmarsat Fleet Safety system, by the addition of a Maritime Safety Terminal (MST). Inmarsat intends to create a new generation of stand-alone terminals that, in future, will incorporate FleetBroadband and MST into a single device, as well as deliver higher speeds, in excess of 1Mbps.

The new service will be delivered over the existing Inmarsat-4 constellation as well as the new Inmarsat-6 satellites, the first of which is due for launch in 2020.

Fleet Safety includes SafetyNET II, a new web-based version of SafetyNET, the international system for broadcasting and automatic reception of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and Search and Rescue (SAR) communications.

“Fleet Safety is the most significant advance in maritime safety services since the introduction of GMDSS in 1999,” said Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat Maritime.

For more information, visit inmarsat.com.

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