s Marine Boat Security and Safety Systems for Fort Myers, Lee, Collier & Charlotte Counties, Florida - VIP Marine Service

Some products are easily installable by the owner; others are more likely to require professional installation. Generally, once you move beyond the "bilge float/alarm" level, systems begin at several hundred dollars and go up, depending on what you want. We can design and deliver a marine security / safety system tailored to you! Call or email us today!

We can design and deliver a marine security / safety system tailored to you! Call or email us today!

Types Of Systems

Simplistically put, notification of alarm events can be at three different levels.

  • Local alarm only: alerts those onboard or on a nearby pier that there's an alarm event.
  • Remote communication: alerts a distant owner or monitoring center via cell phone or satellite, using text, voice, or email.
  • Interactive: systems that allow owner to effect responses.

The last two require an appropriate communications capability on your boat — either cellular or other Internet access device, and/or a satellite communications device. These may be a part of the system you purchase. With some systems, you pay a one-time fee to build your system, or a fee to establish a basic system, which you may add to later. With systems that communicate, you also pay a recurring fee for monitoring and communications.

8 Maritime Systems That Ensures Ship Safety And Security

Ship security and safety at the sea is ensured by various maritime systems working together simultaneously. From tracking ships to ensuring immediate help in time of distress, these systems keep the shipping industry on the right track all the time.

Mentioned here are eight such systems that not only help in ensuring safety to the ships but also provide important data for overall smooth running of the industry.

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1. Ship Security Reporting System

The ship security reporting system is an alerting system, which helps in sending distress signals from the ship directly to the maritime security centre located at Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO).

The ship security reporting system is an upgraded version of the ship security alert system, which was a bit slow and ineffective.

2. Automatic Identification System

The Automatic Identification System or AIS system is an excellent ship navigation and tracking system which helps to pinpoint the exact location of the ships along with other navigational statistics. The system also helps in sending and receiving real time data between ships or between ship and shore.

3. Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)

GMDSS system uses a maritime safety information and general communication channel to receive distress signals from ships in danger. GMDSS system takes help from various elements like INMARSAT, NAVEX, EPIRB etc. to send and receive signals. According to SOLAS there are certain requirements for GMDSS which are compulsory for every ship to follow.

4. Long Range Tracking and Identification (LRIT) System

The LRIT system is an international ship tracking and identification system adopted by the International Maritime Organization under the SOLAS convention to ensure a thorough tracking system for ships across the world.

5. Automated Manifest System (AMS)

The Automated Manifest System (AMS) is a freight tracking system, which requires ships to enter the details of the cargo carried by them. This system was first adopted by the United States of America in 2004 to increase the security level at maritime ports.

Another cargo security initiative undertaken by the US is called the Container Security Initiative.

6. Vessel Monitoring System

Vessel Monitoring System or the Ship Tracking System is an important system in the shipping industry to find out location of ships across the world. It is an essential tool for ship tracking and vessel monitoring system.

7. Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER)

AMVER is a vessel safety system which was introduced by the USCG to provide immediate assistance to vessels which are in emergency situation. The system helps in finding out the location of the vessel and thus provides better crises management.

8. Vessel Management System

Vessel management system uses various tools to monitor and manage shipping traffic at the sea. With the assistance of global positioning system (GPS), VMS not only helps in pin pointing the location of the ships but also helps in transfer of important weather and environmental data.