The city of Haugesund, Norway, dwelling to busy waterways dotted with fishing and shipping vessels, was dwelling to a maritime ‘world first’, with the announcement of the world’s first business Iridium GMDSS set up.
The Norwegian trawler Trygvason has put to sea following set up of two Lars Thrane LT-3100S GMDSS terminals by native marine companies firm Brommeland Elektronikk A/S, with Iridium GMDSS service supplied by distant communications options supplier, Utilized Satellite tv for pc Expertise (AST).
The terminal manufactured by Lars Thrane A/S is the one GMDSS terminal paired with Iridium’s world community.
“With regards to security and communications, our maritime clients demand alternative, functionality and above all, absolute dependability from their companies and suppliers” mentioned Gregory Darling, AST’s Group Managing Director. “The launch of Iridium’s GMDSS service expands the choices obtainable to our seafaring clients, delivers vital further functionality and gives an IMO-approved, actually world misery service”. He added “I’m delighted and extremely proud to be a part of this newest innovation at sea”.
In addition to voice and SMS, the LT-3100S contains a distinctive Misery Alert & Security Voice functionality and a pink button which, when pressed alerts the RCC and places the vessel’s crew in direct dialog with an operator inside 30 seconds.