Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
The rapid development of computers and navigational instrumentation has come together in one unit in the form of ECDIS.
Emergency Position Indication Beacons
EPIRBs are small radio transmitters fitted to seagoing vessels. If the vessel were suddenly hit by any disaster, such as sinking, the EPIRB is designed to float free and begin transmission. Learn more.
Global Positioning System
These satellites allow any person who owns a GPS receiver to determine his or her precise longitude, latitude and altitude anywhere on the planet. These devices are now used by the government. Learn more.
Global Maritime Distress and Safety Equipment
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international system that uses terrestrial and satellite technology and ship-board radio systems to ensure rapid, automated alerting of shore-based communication and rescue authorities, in addition to ships in the immediate vicinity, in the event of a marine distress. Learn more.