All of our GMDSS-compatible services are equipped with a Dedicated Distress Button (DDB) which, depending on the service being used, sets up a distress priority voice call direct to a Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC) on shore or sends an automatic distress alert message to an associated RCC. GMDSS compliant services include Inmarsat B, Inmarsat C, Mini C and Fleet 77.
Inmarsat offers a suite of maritime safety voice services for its FleetBroadband family of terminals – FB500, FB250 and FB150. They include:
Distress and urgency calls utilise pre-emption and prioritisation in both directions – ensuring that maritime safety calls are always connected.
FleetBroadband safety voice services are available globally and are ideal for small to medium-sized vessels in the merchant, leisure and fishing sectors.
Watch our short video, which charts the 100 year international history of safety at sea, to see why mariners around the world have trusted their lives to Inmarsat’s safety services for more than 35 years.
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