Maritime Authority to use satellite tech to track vessels

The National Maritime Safety Authority has unveiled new communications technology to enhance safety at sea in partnership with the Australian government.

Providing a more effective system for maritime safety, it aims at save lives at sea utilizing terrestrial and satellite technology and a ship board radio system.

This will improve communications between vessels and NMSA’s central search and rescue operations centre located here in Port Moresby.

This will help improve PNG’s compliance with International Maritime Organization standards and its new capabilities will make sure to enhance the safety of seafarers operating throughout PNG waters.

Recognizing the benefits of international corporation, NMSA CEO, Paul Unas says the partnership with Australia for this coastal radio project brings the Authority to line with international standards and best practices and is a significant step forward for maritime safety.

 Papua New Guinea and Australia have invested K9.8 in this project to upgrade coastal radio facilities.

Annette Kora