Copenhagen-based TORM A/S is to deploy the Inmarsat XpressLink communications system across its owned bulk carrier and tanker fleets.
Eighty-two people have been rescued from a stranded ship near Java after authorities were able to use positional information from the onboard satellite phone to pinpoint its location.
Inmarsat has announced the latest partners for its forthcoming Global Xpress Ka-band service, after the Telemar Group and Florida-based GMPCS Personal Communications were named as the first Value Added Resellers for the product, while JRC has signed up to provide a range of connectivity solutions for the service.
Inmarsat has announced that it can now offer global pre-paid satellite services for both voice and data with the introduction of support for voice calls originating in the US and its territories.
Malaysian shipping conglomerate MISC Berhad (MISC) has signed up 46 of its vessels, comprised of chemical and LNG tankers, for Inmarsat’s XpressLink service, which includes a free upgrade to the Ka-band Global Xpress service after launch.
Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, has launched an extraordinary attack on Inmarsat, claiming that, by providing satellite services to Iranian vessels, the satellite operator is “a direct participator in Iran’s terrorist activities and nuclear weapons program.”
Kemilinks International has become the first company to deploy the Inmarsat IsatData Pro system from SkyWave Mobile Communications, integrating the service with its Fuel Monitoring System.
Inmarsat reports that Ofer Ship Holding has adopted the new FleetBroadband Multi-voice capability, the first company confirmed to have implemented the new service.
Inmarsat has announced that its flagship FleetBroadband service has now reached 30,000 active terminals in service.
A range of new anti-piracy systems from providers Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) and Beam Communications, utilising either the Iridium or Inmarsat satellite networks, have been launched.
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