CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The South African Maritime Safety
Authority (SAMSA) has signed a major agreement with exactEarth Ltd to renew
their exactAIS® Data Service through to October 2014. SAMSA has been a
leading pioneer in the use of Space based AIS data and has been instrumental
in driving improvements to Maritime Safety and Security in Southern Africa.
Working with a number of Government departments in the maritime security
environment, SAMSA is involved with marine environment protection, national
and economic security as well as search and rescue operations through its MRCC
- Cape Town. With this agreement, SAMSA will now have access to exactAIS
Premium™ data delivering AIS data as one integrated feed allowing for
comprehensive and berth-to-berth vessel tracking.
Captain Karl Otto, Executive Head of the Centre for Sea Watch and Response in
SAMSA, said "The detection level, coverage and reliability afforded by the
exactAIS service gives us an invaluable resource in helping to manage the
maritime environment around Southern Africa. It gives us visibility into sea
areas that we cannot achieve with any other sensor or data source".
"Satellite based AIS has now become a critical infrastructure component for
all Maritime Safety Authorities, providing advanced reporting and wide area
monitoring of extremely large maritime area", commented John Allan, Vice
President of Global Sales and Marketing for exactEarth. "We are delighted to
be working with SAMSA to develop uses and applications of Satellite based AIS
that will benefit the maritime community at large."
Accountable to the Minister of Transport, South African Maritime Safety
Authority (SAMSA) was established on 1 April 1998 in terms of the South
African Maritime Safety Authority Act 5 of 1998. The organization's
objective is to ensure safety of life and property at sea, prevent and combat
pollution of the marine environment by ships and to lead and champion South
Africa's maritime interests as custodians and stewards of maritime policy,
vigorous promoters of the maritime sector and giving full and complete effect
to their obligations for the benefit of all stakeholders.
About exactEarth Ltd.
exactEarth, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is a data services company providing
the most advanced information on global maritime traffic available today.
Our premium service, exactAIS, delivers an unrivalled view of the recognized
maritime picture at a global scale. Offering fully secure data in a variety of
industry standard formats and delivery methods, exactEarth's data provides
real value for a wide range of operational maritime applications delivering
operational efficiencies, enhancing security, safeguarding the environment,
and assisting in saving lives. For more information, visit our website at
Nicole Karns Marketing Communications Tel: +1 519-620-5890
SOURCE: exactEarth Ltd.
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