Artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to the next generation of maritime safety communications to protect ships and seafarers
Inmarsat will outline how greater industry collaboration and using new technologies will proactively safeguard life at sea during an exclusive webinar next week.
Faster broadband connectivity and data collection enables better monitoring of maritime safety and communications when seafarers are in distress. In addition, algorithms and AI technologies could be applied to trigger early warnings and prevent future incidents.
These are some of the conclusions in a report by Inmarsat, supported by a host of industry organisations including IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, InterManager, UK P&I Club and BIMCO.
The Future of Maritime Safety will be launched during a Riviera Maritime Media-hosted webinar on 2 June 2021, at 11.00 BST.
During this event, Inmarsat senior maritime vice president responsible for safety and security services Peter Broadhurst will present the key findings from this report.
Mr Broadhurst will outline the lessons learned from studying vessel distress alert data using the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) between 2018 and 2020 and provide conclusions drawn from 830 distress calls logged in 2020.
He will reveal which vessel types have the highest number of incidents, which flag state records the highest numbers of distress calls and discuss why safety information continues to be withheld, including distress details and vessel information.
Inmarsat’s report and this webinar come as IMO is modernising GMDSS and emergency response communications to incorporate new technologies and services.
IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets in October this year to approve amendments to MSC resolutions, SOLAS and other existing regulatory instruments to enable the use of modern communication systems in the GMDSS, while removing requirements to carry obsolete systems.
The Future of Maritime Safety: An exclusive Inmarsat report launch and discussion, with premium partner Inmarsat, is part of Riviera Maritime Media’s Maritime Communications Webinar Week, from 2 June 2021 - use this link to access more details and to register for this exclusive webinar and research report launch