UK: SRT Marine System Solutions has supplied an AIS based MDM system which will help St Helena authorities to monitor fishing boats operating across their entire exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The SRT MDM system combines vessel traffic service (VTS) and vessel monitoring system (VMS) functionality into a single solution and will assist the authorities with the development and implementation of sustainable fishing practices, prevention of illegal fishing and the improvement of safety and search and rescue.
Fishing vessels will be fitted with a combination of Class A and ABSEA enabled Identifier AIS transceivers which will continuously transmit the vessels activity and GPS position. These transmissions are received in real time by the new shore based network of AIS Coast Stations and exactEarth satellite network.
Source: Real wire