Orolia Delivers Operational Galileo & Return Link Rescue Solutions for Aviation and Maritime Beacons

Since January 21, 2020, Galileo Return Link Service (RLS), which enables people in distress to receive automatic acknowledgement that their signal has been received, has been declared operational by the European Commission. This was very good news for Orolia, since we’ve recently been recognized by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) as the world’s first manufacturer […]

Saving Marine Lives with Innovation Adoption

Innovation in maritime search and rescue beacon technology has been developing at an exponential rate, resulting in faster detection of digital cries for help, greater accuracy in pinpointing the exactlocation of the distress signal and the ability to generate localised alerts; allowing nearby vesselsto support a rescue. The overall impact has been to accelerate the […]

Understanding the Impact of EPIRB Legislation in 2020

Legislation is often the primary driver in the adoption or role out of innovations in marine safety equipment. This brief overview highlights two significant changes that will impact a range of vessel users, the timeline for implementing and explains the safety rational behind them. Legislation: US mandates that Only GNSS EPIRBs can be sold The […]

How the right equipment can help to keep crew and vessels safe.

  Recent research has shown that 570 fires have occurred on large vessels in Europe between 2000 and 2015, with 359 of these occurring at sea. The report produced by the Finnish Border Guard and Finnish Transport Safety Agency, shows that ship fires pose the greatest risk to maritime safety compared to other types of […]

AIS and the Future of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

Throughout history, the evolution of maritime distress and safety communications technology has relied heavily on the advancement of global search and rescue initiatives. Since the early invention of the radio, ships voyaging across the seas have depended on this essential advance to ensure the safety and vitality of their ships and crews. In 1999, the […]