Safeguard against the unpredictability of the open water and extreme weather conditions with the mainstay of maritime safety, Inmarsat C. Saving lives at sea since 1999. Guaranteed for reliability and built to last, Inmarsat C and Mini C is a two-way store and forward communication system transmitting messages from ship-to-shore, shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship. Send and receive data from across the oceans including email, SMS, telex, chart and weather updates. The first-ever service approved to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for Ship Security Alert Systems (SSAS), Inmarsat C is your lifeline to transmit and receive near real-time distress and safety communication.

Your lifeline in distress

When your safety is compromised and there’s no time to send a distress message, instantly call for help with one dedicated distress button. Simply press for five seconds to transmit the distress alert to the nearest Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC). There’s no need to worry about sending your exact position, course, speed or nature of your distress as this is automatically broadcast with your distress alert.

Enhanced Group Calls

Reduce the risk of sailing into dangerous waters by staying informed of the latest maritime safety data, weather reports and search and rescue related information. Receive Enhanced Group Calls broadcast from SafetyNETSafetyNETII and RescueNET services. Easily access essential navigational and weather warnings, forecasts and other urgent safety information. Don’t compromise the safety of your crew and vessel. Make data-based decisions and always ensure you can sail with confidence.

Comply with remote monitoring and tracking

Comply with the IMO requirement for Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), meet regulatory compliance for vessel monitoring and polling, and stay connected to your shore-based operations by sending data reports back to shore including your position, route plan and catch details.

Is it expensive?

Inmarsat C and Mini C is a low-cost system that’s easy to install and maintain. The above deck unit comprises an omnidirectional antenna and compact transceiver designed for any size of vessel.

Is Inmarsat C and Mini C SOLAS compliant?

Yes, the system is fully SOLAS compliant to ensure your vessel meets the standards set by the IMO.

When faced with dangerous conditions that compromise your safety, Inmarsat C will never let you down with a guaranteed connection to those that can help.


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