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GMDSS is a safety of life system that helps keep mariners safe in emergency situations while at sea. Utilising satellite and terrestrial technology, on-board systems are designed to prevent accidents, quickly alert rescue authorities and nearby vessels in the event of an emergency.
Under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention, cargo ships of 300 gross tonnes and upwards and all passenger ships on international voyages must be equipped with satellite and radio equipment that conforms to international standards. GMDSS systems are equally valuable and increasingly prevalent on “voluntary fit” vessels such as recreational boats and leisure yachts.
AST provides dependable solutions for the maritime industry that enables global connectivity for mariners anywhere in the world. From terrestrial radios, GSM handsets to complete GMDSS compliant solutions, AST has the safety of your vessel and crew welfare covered if disaster strikes, and when communication is critical.
Iridium provide the only GMDSS safety system that is 100% global. By providing critical safety services anywhere on the globe, mariners will be able to sail with increased confidence.Find out more
Inmarsat support both SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels, some 1.6 million seafarers depend on the service as a critical communications lifeline that has been proven reliable over the long-term and is not affected by inclement weather.Find out more