AWS helps improve safety of UK fishermen

Ipswich-based IT consultancy Active Web Solutions has been instrumental in developing a satellite safety system for its client the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which should ensure improved safety for fishing crews.

Ipswich-based IT consultancy Active Web Solutions has been instrumental in developing a satellite safety system for its client the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which should ensure improved safety for fishing crews.

AWS was involved in the RNLI's research and development of a new product called MOB Guardian - an innovative satellite based safety system that sends an automatic alert when a vessel is in trouble or there is a man overboard situation.

The system was tested in a 100-boat pilot involving fishermen around the UK coast and manufacture was approved in March last year following successful results.

RNLI appointed AWS to host, manage and develop the software applications for MOB Guardian and to provide the terrestrial technical infrastructure and satellite airtime over the next 10 years.


You may also want to watch:


McMurdo Ltd, the marine electronic and safety equipment manufacturer, will produce, promote and distribute the on-board equipment.

Jim Cullumbine, RNLI business development manager for the MOB Guardian system, said:

Most Read

“Our relationship with AWS has been extremely important for this project.

“They have provided technical and development expertise of the highest order and we are delighted that they will be working with us for the foreseeable future on this very important safety system.”

Richard Anscombe, commercial director at AWS, said: “We are pleased to continue our strong relationship with RNLI. This is a testament of our ability to be flexible to their evolving needs, and we too are excited about our contribution to such an important project.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus