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AST OPTIMA package

The all-inclusive 12 or 36-month fixed fee Iridium Certus® package for maritime

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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

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 GMDSS

Iridium is bringing reliable, truly global GMDSS services to the market for the first time ever, giving you real choice and making critical safety services available anywhere on the globe. With Iridium GMDSS, mariners will be able to sail with increased confidence.

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Iridium GMDSS

Inmarsat GMDSS

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.

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Inmarsat GMDSS

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