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Thuraya to launch SatTrack to track and monitor fishing vessels

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – The mobile satellite operator Thuraya launches a cloud-based tracking and monitoring service for fishing vessels, the company announced.

Thuraya SatTrack provides interactive, real-time fleet tracking to monitor vessels, the Dubai-based operator said. It enables operations with detailed maps, up-to-date weather layers, real-time fish-catch reports and customized position alerts and helps to improve operational efficiencies and compliance with national and international regulations.

Key beneficiaries include civil defense agencies and organizations with varied maritime interests such as police, port authorities, coast guards, transport authorities, coastal surveillance bodies, agriculture and fisheries ministries, Thuraya said.

Thuraya’s satellite network covers 80% of the world’s fishing hubs, the company said. The service is developed in cooperation with the London-based tech start-up FrontM.

Thuraya is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Yahsat recently ordered Thuraya 4-NGS, its fifth satellite and next generation system, which is due to be in service by 2024.

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