• 2019 November 21 14:38

    Orolia Maritime unveils new PLB with Return Link System for 2020

    Global leader in emergency readiness and response, Orolia, is pleased to reveal details of the next evolution in life-saving technology, the FastFind ReturnLink PLB with Return Link System (RLS) capabilities.

    Orolia has worked closely with the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on the Galileo satellite system since being selected as the lead on development of next-generation search and rescue (SAR) distress beacons. Earlier this year Orolia broke new ground by introducing the world’s first Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) enabled PLBs.

    Building upon this, the new FastFind ReturnLink transmits the user’s unique ID and GNSS location via the global network of Cospas Sarsat search and rescue satellites, and then uses Galileo’s Return Link Service to transmit a return signal back to the user’s device to confirm the alert has been received and location has been detected. The PLB displays a blue light to inform the user that search and rescue professionals are aware of their situation and location and that they are not alone.

    Chris Loizou, Vice President of Maritime at Orolia, said: “We are dedicated to producing SAR products that keep people safe on land and sea, and the FastFind ReturnLink PLB is Orolia Maritime’s most advanced search and rescue beacon to date. The psychological impact of knowing that help is on the way cannot be underestimated, and this PLB will provide invaluable peace of mind for those in distress.”

    The FastFind ReturnLink PLB utilises the latest SAR technology, all packed into a simple, rugged and lightweight palm-sized unit.  Features include:

    Return Link System: the first of a new range of SAR beacons that receive a reassurance signal confirming distress alert and location have been received by the search and rescue authorities.
    Multi Constellation GNSS: Building on Orolia’s leadership in innovative location detection technology, FastFind Returnlink has both Galileo and GPS GNSS receivers.
    Multiple Attach Points: The FastFind Returnlink comes with belt attachable buoyancy pouch and life jacket oral tube clip attachments.
    Floats: with provided buoyancy pouch.
    Free to use: No subscription.
    Power Assurance: 5-year battery life.
    Waterproof: to 10m.
    Lights: SOS Morse LED flash light & RLS Reassurance blue flashing light.
    Practical: Safe-stow antenna and 3 stage activation.
     
    With Galileo’s RLS expected to be fully operational in January 2020, Orolio will introduce the FastFind ReturnLink PLB at METSTRADE 2019 and make them available for purchase upon RLS activation.

    About Orolia Maritime

    Orolia Maritime is the marine arm of Orolia, the global leader in resilient position, navigation and timing Solutions. Orolia Maritime specialise in Emergency Readiness and Response, Navigational Safety, Data Capture and Fleet Management solutions via the globally recognised McMurdo, Netwave and Kannad brands.




2019 December 15

16:41 Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas
15:22 Total moves forward on two deepwater projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
14:05 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
13:16 Nauticor’s "Kairos" received the first LNG bunker license in the Port of Rostock Hamburg
12:01 USCG begins ice breaking operations in western Great Lakes
11:48 Iridium continues GMDSS readiness with announcement of launch partners
10:41 Farid Salem honored by the Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 December 14

15:48 USCG returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
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13:19 Mitsubishi Corporation participates in FPSO project in Brazil
11:54 SEA\LNG's study underlines LNG as a compelling investment solution for VLCCs on the Arabian Gulf to China trade route
10:46 GTT Training receives the ‘LNG World Shipping Safety Award 2019’
08:55 Draft strategy for development of Russia’s Arctic through 2035 to be presented to Vladimir Putin by year end

2019 December 13

18:17 New ecological equipment enters berths of Multipurpose Reloading Complex in Ust-Luga
17:22 Total's Mozambique LNG Project gets $400 mln loan from African Development Bank
17:03 Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation sign cooperative agreement
16:33 ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels
16:12 ABB completes delivery for the world's most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet
16:03 Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched in Damen Technical Cooperation project
15:33 MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation
15:12 Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
14:32 Rotterdam Port Fund invests in Fleet Cleaner
14:11 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
13:43 Moín Container Terminal reaches 1 million TEUs
13:31 New container terminal opens in northern Italy
13:05 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's Ærfugl
12:30 Jifmar Offshore Services acquires Delta Marine
12:04 SBM Offshore signs FPSO Sepetiba contracts
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11:27 Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
11:12 WMU and EMSA cooperate on capacity building and research
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10:34 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly
09:59 Kawasaki Heavy Industries launches the world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, December 13
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2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
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16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
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14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
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13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
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