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MarineFields, Inmarsat to digitalise port call information

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MarineFields and Inmarsat have signed a MoU, to partner in investigating how sea traffic management and satellite connectivity can make port calls more efficient for all stakeholders. The joint effort will be focused on providing port call optimization services resulting in just-in-time operations and shortened turn-around times.

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Inmarsat launches fourth Global Xpress satellite

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Inmarsat confirmed the successful launch of the fourth, high-speed broadband communications satellite in its transformational Global Xpress constellation. Inmarsat-5 F4 joins the three GX satellites already in orbit, which have, since December 2015, been delivering services to users on land, at sea and in the air.

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Good internet on board is vital to getting the right crew

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North P&I Club urges shipowners to consider the importance of internet access on their ships, to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews. The issue of internet access, part of a campaign by North to help operators get the ‘right crew’, is detailed in the latest issue of the club’s loss prevention newsletter ‘Signals’.

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Inmarsat FleetBroadband steps toward formal GMDSS approval

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An IMO Sub Committee decided to greenlight consideration of both Inmarsat's FleetBroadband and Fleet One for formal approval. To date, Inmarsat is the only company which has received approval from the International Maritime Organization to provide the GMDSS data and messaging communications on which mariners rely in the last resort.

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New vessel tracking solution launched

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Orbcomm announced that it has collaborated with Pole Star and Weatherdock, to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution, that ensures complete vessel visibility. Hali combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data capability, with two-way satellite M2M technology, to deliver reliable vessel location data to fleet owners and maritime authorities.

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IMO reviews GMDSS

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The review and modernization of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety system (GMDSS) continues this week at the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication, Search and Rescue (6-10 March).

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Inmarsat signs Radio Holland service agreement

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Inmarsat has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland. The agreement augments Inmarsat’s existing service partner and VAR arrangements, reflecting a specific need to draw on the extensive Radio Holland support network to accelerate the installation of Fleet Xpress on a global scale.

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