Fleet Safety wins Safety4Sea technology award

Inmarsat award Image (left to right): Antonis Bavas, claims executive (Greece), The American P&I Club and Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat senior VP safety and security. Credit: Inmarsat

Inmarsat's new Fleet Safety maritime data service has been named winner in the Technology category for the Safety4Sea Awards, 2018.

The award win, by public vote after shortlisting from a judging panel, acknowledged Fleet Safety as “a significant technological breakthrough” that will continue to improve the safety of mariners and vessels worldwide.

Peter Broadhurst, senior vice president of safety and security at Inmarsat, said: “Winning in the technology category is fitting recognition of all the hard work that took place behind the scenes to make Fleet Safety a reality.

“It also celebrates our continuing commitment to real advances in distress communication and accident prevention at sea – the mission we committed ourselves to at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on our foundation four decades ago."

Proven usefulness

Fleet Safety features include SafetyNet II and RescueNet, which are specifically designed to enhance the communications available to seafarers in distress and facilitate swifter action by organisations planning and executing search and rescue operations.

Both features have already been used to save lives since their launch in 2017, including playing an instrumental role in the co-ordination of the rescue of a fishing vessel crew after they spent three days adrift 200 nautical miles off Tonga.

Fleet Safety has been developed for any vessel equipped with Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband, Fleet One or Inmarsat C connectivity.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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