Inmarsat and SeaFocus to study GMDSS data for safety trends

Inmarsat and SeaFocus have announced a joint project to examine data from Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) calls to determine safety trends and reveal patterns at a local and global level, with the aim of taking proactive steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

The project will run as part of the SeaFocus Intelligence Hunt programme, which aims to expand on data provided within Inmarsat’s annual The Future of Maritime Safety report by providing insights into safety data patterns, demonstrating trends that can be benchmarked to track progress.

“We are looking forward to working with young talent and an experienced team of experts to bring The Future of Safety report to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of how to improve safety at sea,” said Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety & Regulatory, Inmarsat Maritime.

“We have the data, but we need a benchmark to get the companies to understand the value and importance of using this data to develop and support their business.”

As part of the initiative, Inmarsat and SeaFocus are also issuing a call for students interested in the maritime industry and maritime safety to join the Intelligence Hunt project.

The selected students will participate as Junior Consultant Interns in a team of four people, led by a Project Manager and including a Main Subject Mentor, a Junior Consultant and Supporting Mentors. The team will also have access to maritime industry experts from SeaFocus and Inmarsat to support them throughout.

The companies note that there will be an individual financial reward for the team members who finalise the project based on the KPIs set and communicated at the beginning of the project.

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