The shipping sector represents large ocean going transport vessels including oil and gas supertankers, container ships and cargo vessels.  These craft operate under some of the most demanding conditions on earth and the safety of the vessel and crew is of vital concern at all times.  The implementation of the GMDSS safety system has created the need for high quality, rugged and reliable electronic equipment which is also easy to use.  McMurdo leads the world in the design and manufacture of marine safety equipment which includes EPIRBs, AIS Electronics, SART, VHF Radio and NAVTEX systems which meet global GMDSS and SOLAS standards. McMurdo safety equipment has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives all over the world and is designed to operate reliably under the most demanding conditions.



GMDSS Products


What is GMDSS?

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international system which uses terrestrial and satellite technology and ship-board radio-systems to ensure rapid, automated, alerting of shore based communication and rescue authorities, in addition to ships in the immediate vicinity, in the event of a marine distress.

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What is SOLAS?

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime safety treaty. It ensures that ships flagged by signatory States comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation. The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships.