Boat Watch News from Around the World

The mission of Boat Watch is to maintain a worldwide network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue; have a boat stolen; or to whom urgent messages need to be relayed.

First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-06-04 03:53:19 Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) and partner Lars Thrane, today unveiled the Lars Thrane (LT) 3100S terminal designed to operate on the Iridium network for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) vessel carriage requirements, with service targeted to launch in January 2020.  This is the first terminal designed to provide truly...

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New management for emergency radio network

New management for emergency radio network

The International Boat Watch Network dedicated to sharing important safety messages over amateur radio has new management. Glenn Tuttle and his wife, Eddie, have assumed ownership of the network from Bobby Graves, who runs the Hurricane Watch Net and is active in the Maritime Mobile Service Network. The Tuttles, who live in southwest Florida, also run the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s HF...

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Boat Watch featured in Florida magazine

Boat Watch featured in Florida magazine

International Boat Watch was featured in Harbor Style magazine, a publication popular in the Punta Gorda, Charlotte County area of Southwest Florida. Eddie and Glenn Tuttle spoke about the service that Boat Watch Net and ham radio operators from around the world provide for mariners, as well as the importance of working with ocean-related responders, such as worldwide Coast Guards, marine police...

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