Monday, January 2, 2012

IMO recognizes Titanic; 100 years later

The IMO has declared the theme of  World Maritime Day 2012 as "One hundred years after Titanic". Many of you know the Amver system was established as a result of Titanic.
The need to identify ships in the North Atlantic near a distress location was realized, but wasn't established until the advent of the computer age- 1958.

Now the Amver system tracks over 5,000 ships per day globally, diverting them to distress locations around the world and saving an average of one life every 33 hours.

Let's not forget those people lost on that fateful night almost 100 years ago.

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