This comes on the back of the 2019 Maldives Fisheries Act, which bans several forms of unsustainable fishing gear and envisages granting licenses only to vessels offering real time tracking and those that are registered only in the Maldives. Fleet One powered by SAILOR will support electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) to combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing. The Fisheries Act also formalises fishermen entitlements to pensions, training and connectivity to emergency services.
With SAILOR Fleet One utilising the existing Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation, we are not only delivering the most reliable global voice calling and internet connectivity via our compact, lightweight antenna, and a simple installation process but also increasing affordability making the technology accessible for smaller boats looking to access maritime satellite communications for the first time. To learn about Fleet One click here
The five-year contract envisages the supply and maintenance of the Vessel Monitoring System, to include Fleet One satellite communications over L-band from Inmarsat, airtime and secure communications server via Integrated Monitoring and SAILOR antennas installed by Maldives-based Ooredoo.