Making maritime transportation more secure and tracking adventurers and yacht races
Argos-based surveillance system designed for accurate detection of subversive behaviour such as piracy and providing support for commercial vessels, adventurers and yacht races.
Improving maritime security
To improve the security of maritime transportation, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated all passenger and cargo ships over 500 gross tonnage to install a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS).
The comprehensive ShipLoc product uses the Argos system to allow ship owners to meet IMO standards and keep constant track of their fleet. If intruders board a ship, ShipLoc lets the crew send an alert signal automatically and discreetly to teams ashore.
ShipLoc is part of an exclusive agreement with the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center and is the only product on the market to be a proven antipiracy tool.
The fight against piracy
The number of acts of piracy is on the increase. Each year hundreds of attacks around the world are recorded by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
To combat this scourge, CLS has developed solutions for tracking ships and requesting assistance, which comply with international standards. CLS has equipped thousands of ships with its products, ShipLoc, LRIT, and SAT-AIS.
These services enable shipping companies to track their own ships but also maritime safety agencies to determine at any time the location of all their country’s ships.
Tracking ships on a global scale
These solutions draw on a wide range of services based on the latest space technology.
Developed through 20 years of close collaboration with government organizations in charge of maritime safety, they have proven their ability to identify and track ships.
Data collection and management of shipping fleets
Argos system is used to collect data on merchant ships or offshore platforms thus enabling more efficient management by reducing operating costs and environmental impact, while enhancing safety and navigation.
The services often meet the regulatory requirements defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as the specific needs of operators that are essential to the world economy.
Monitoring yacht races and extreme sport events
For more than 30 years, the Argos transmitters on yachts have been a reference for skippers in trans-oceanic races. The race command centers use the regularly calculated positions of yachts to rank them and provide maps for the general public, but also to improve the safety of skippers at sea.
These major events include among others the Route du Rhum, the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Vendée Globe, the Volvo Ocean Race and also the Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro. Thanks to the satellite systems exploited by CLS, race organizers, the general public and competitors’ families can follow the skippers’ progress.
All of the skippers are provided with ocean-proof, shock-proof, reliable and robust transmitters and can thus be tracked at sea all over the world.