Communications Guide

The ShipInsight In-Depth Guides have in a very short time become established around the world as a key tool for decision makers and purchasers within ship operation and shipowning organisations.

Today’s world appears to be all about communicating as is evidenced by people on every continent having access to satellite communications through smart phones and tablets. Even in the poorest parts of the globe, owning a mobile phone is now considered essential despite many of their owners not having electricity in their homes.

It was not so long ago that a reliable communications connection to a ship at sea was something that operators could only dream of. Marine communications have come a long way over the last 100 years or so, allowing vessels well out of sight of land to communicate with the shore and other ships beyond the range of flags and lights. Even so, vestiges of the old system remain with flags and lamps used in emergencies and for formalities.