Long Range Security and Safety Tracking System for Merchant Vessels

Ramzi Zaher

Abstract


Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, in this large area the vessels are trading, fishing and transporting. Whatever the purpose of sailing we can consider it shipping and is relaying and requiring safety navigation, taking into account keeping clean environment. The Shipping plays a vital role in the economics of most countries so the safety and security control and monitoring from shore is significant. This paper will explain the maritime vessels security systems and safety and will be concentrated on the integration of the security system devices, safety system devices and transmission through satellite communication systems to the shore side, by other means main office on land, to raise the level of safety and security. The safety by choice not by chance

Keywords: IMO international maritime organization, GIS geographic information system, SOLAS safety of live at sea ,VDR voyage data recorder ,ECDIS electronic chart display and information system ,RADAR radio detection and ranging ,AIS automatic identification system ,MIS marine information system ,PLC programming logic control ,SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition , GPS global position system , GMDSS global maritime distress and safety system ,SASS Ship Security Alert System ,NAVTEX national weather service BNWAS bridge navigational watch alarm system ,NMEA 183 combined electrical and data specification for communication between marine electronics .

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v4i3.5963

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