Next European national customs authority is using AIS SART easyRESCUE for all crewmen

The national authority is controlling the external borders to prevent drug smuggling into Europe. Crewmen on a mission in very fast moving zodiac rips need to be self-protected in case of “MOB – man over board” scenario. The mission can’t be stopped. It has to be granted that the MOB victim is supported from the Read more about Next European national customs authority is using AIS SART easyRESCUE for all crewmen[…]

Cost effective AIS vessel management system

IUU also occurs not only in high seas, but also in the exclusive economic zones of coastal States by national and foreign vessels and in river and inland fisheries. However, in marine fisheries, while it is difficult to estimate precisely the total IUU catch in tonnage or value terms, the level of IUU fishing has Read more about Cost effective AIS vessel management system[…]

Satellite Navigation Mass: GPS, Galileo, Glonass and Badiou and the technical consequences for tracking purposes in maritime market

Satellite locating is the simple answer to the question: Where am I or my object? Years ago it was unthinkable to get an own position by a “satellite navigation technology”. The first navigation satellite was launched to the orbit on February 22nd 1978. But today, almost 40 years later, it is totally different. GNSS (Global Read more about Satellite Navigation Mass: GPS, Galileo, Glonass and Badiou and the technical consequences for tracking purposes in maritime market[…]

Tracking & Monitoring – Local Area and Offshore

Today tracking and monitoring of all vessels from a local fishing fleet is limited by the receiving range of the used base stations. What about if a vessel is out of range and no longer trackable for a bunch of hours? – Where have these vessels been? – What has been done at this location? Read more about Tracking & Monitoring – Local Area and Offshore[…]

Is there a relation between fishermen death at sea to coastline length to equipment level of the fishermen and how can these events been prevented?

The question is how many poor fishermen do loose their lives at sea in lower developed “fishing nations” like India, Sri Lanka or Vietnam? Is it possible to create a broad rule of thumb for possible death per kilometer coast length under consideration of equipment level and how can these death´s be prevented? The main Read more about Is there a relation between fishermen death at sea to coastline length to equipment level of the fishermen and how can these events been prevented?[…]

AIS Class B – SOTDMA vs. CSTDMA – face the difference

Within this article we want to uncover SOTDMA and want to explain what the background of SOTDMA is. In 2018 a new standard for AIS Class B transceiver was launched by IMO. Since then it is allowed that AIS Class B devices use the same transmission channel access system as commercial shipping does: SOTDMA instead Read more about AIS Class B – SOTDMA vs. CSTDMA – face the difference[…]

Weatherdock AG is the quality home of AIS safety and VHF based real-time-tracking equipment in the world

“Franconian Technologies for the oceans of the world” – this slogan suits perfectly to our midsized company based in Nuremberg in the South of Germany. With more than 50 distributors and lots of customers in 30 countries around the world it is a clear statement that “Made in Germany” has a huge request. In 2018 Read more about Weatherdock AG is the quality home of AIS safety and VHF based real-time-tracking equipment in the world[…]

Enlightenment about product definition at AIS PLB – face the difference

Within the AIS PLB market there are some regulations by law or by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and a specific terminology, you need to know to estimate the products in the right way. AIS SART (Search and Rescue Transmitter) or AIS MOB (Man over Board PLB) The IMO has got a clear definition for an Read more about Enlightenment about product definition at AIS PLB – face the difference[…]

Offshore racing crews are obliged to use professional AIS rescue devices for Category 2 races

Weatherdock wants to put sailors’ attention to a rule of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations. The Weatherdock AIS MOB beacon easyONE-DSC symbols the choice for participants of RORC races. The AIS MOB unit comes up with the best performance figures in the market e.g. transmission power, battery lifetime and combined technologies such as AIS, Read more about Offshore racing crews are obliged to use professional AIS rescue devices for Category 2 races[…]

Locating, Marking and Measuring – the easyAIRDROP-multiuse keeps things simple

Within the last few month, there has been a huge ammount of naval accident news. Large oil spills or dangerous floating objects are a typical scenario. Main target of course is to get rid of it as soon as possible. Each day counts to save our environment in case of oil pollution. Think about all Read more about Locating, Marking and Measuring – the easyAIRDROP-multiuse keeps things simple[…]