CAMBRIDGE, ON—The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has signed an agreement with exactEarth Ltd to renew their exactAIS Data Service through to October 2014. Working with several 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.
“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,” said John Allan, VP of global sales and marketing for exactEarth. “We’re delighted to be working with SAMSA to develop uses and applications of Satellite based AIS that will benefit the maritime community at large.”
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.