Jan De Nul to roll out Iridium GMDSS

Jan De Nul Group has announced that it is to implement Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) system across its fleet of dredging and offshore installation vessels, installing LT-3100S terminals from Lars Thrane on its ships.

“Jan De Nul plans to roll out Iridium GMDSS in all retrofits and newly built vessels,” said Nils Crabeel, Communication & Network Officer, Jan De Nul Group.

“Having LRIT and SSAS alongside GMDSS in one terminal is an important advantage – as is both safety and non-safety voice capabilities.”

Iridium GMDSS delivers three key safety services – distress alert, distress voice and maritime safety information (MSI) – through one terminal, using the satellite operator’s global L-band network.

“Jan De Nul is a powerhouse in this industry, and we are honoured that they are equipping their fleet with Iridium GMDSS,” said Wouter Deknopper, vice president of maritime at Iridium.

“Iridium GMDSS has seen great success in the market due to its integrated, truly global capability, providing all three services – distress alert, safety voice and maritime safety information, in one terminal.”

“Along with our Iridium Certus service, it has played a major role in our continued growth and leadership position for reliable maritime satcom.”

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