July 2018

Communication with vessels at sea is an essential element of shipping and one that has undergone tremendous change over the last few decades. Instant communication with vessels is now something that is taken for granted after the requirement for satellite equipment to be first installed as part of GMDSS in the 1990s.

The new ShipInsight Communications Guide explains the development of communications and highlights the review of GMDSS that is taking place and the acceptance of both Iridium and Inmarsat Broadband services into the GMDSS structure earlier this year.