The in-depth report, which analyses Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) data captured by Inmarsat Maritime, registered 853 distress calls from January to December 2022 – up from 794 in 2021.
This year’s report calls for cooperation and collaboration built on solid data, in order to improve standards and reduce human, environmental and financial impacts of marine casualties.
Analysis of aggregated data registered over Inmarsat RescueNET services received during 2022, and comparisons with statistics arising from data received in 2021 and earlier.
Distress calls analysed by vessel type, gross tonnage, year of build, seasonal weather, Flag State and more.
853 GMDSS distress calls registered on Inmarsat networks in 2022, up from 794 in 2021.
Safety should be prioritised as shipping moves towards greater digitalisation and adopts new fuel and propulsion technology for its decarbonisation journey.
Seafarer well-being remains a core component of safety and must remain high on the post-pandemic agenda.
Regulation, the human element – including human-centric design – and technology need to be integrated to address safety challenges as shipping transitions to alternative fuels, adopts decarbonisation technologies and continues to digitalise.