Maritime distress signals have been used for centuries to alert others of a vessel’s distress. The most well-known distress signal is the International Code Flag “N” for “I am in distress and need assistance.” However, modern distress alerting systems are much more sophisticated. The Ship Safety Alert System (SSAS) is a distress alerting system that uses ship tracking and vessel tracking technologies to send alerts to ships in the vicinity of a distress situation. SSAS alerts are sent automatically, without any input from the crew, and can be received by any vessel equipped with an SSAS receiver. This makes the SSAS an invaluable tool for ship safety. In addition, the SSAS can be used to monitor ship traffic and provide information on potential hazards in the area. The SSAS is just one of many tools that we offer to our clients to help them ensure the safety of their ships. Contact us today to learn more about our ship safety solutions.


  • Eliminates the need for human lifeboats crews, which can be expensive and time-consuming
  • Prevents loss of life and assets at sea
  • Saves money in the long run
  • Fully maritime focused
  • Conforms to IMO standards

Safeguard Your Marine Navigation Through The SSAS Systems

Again, the ship security alert system is not a GMDSS communications system, but it might be connected to GMDSS equipment that has been mounted on a ship. The rules of SOLAS chapter XI-2 mandate carriage of SSAS. The ship security alert system is installed on a ship to broadcast a security alert to land in order to notify a competent authority that the ship’s security is in danger or has been breached. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) efforts to improve maritime security and combat terrorism and piracy against shipping are aided by the SSAS system. The system is a collaborative venture between the IMO and Cospas-Sarsat. The ship’s SSAS beacon can be activated in the event of attempted piracy or act of terrorism, which will then allow the proper law enforcement or military forces to be sent. The SSAS is meant to enable a covert activation that alerts the appropriate authority on land but neither raises the alarm on board the ship nor alerts other ships, in contrast to the GMDSS distress alert, which is intended to be received by all feasible stations. At least two activation points are present, one of which is on the navigation bridge. Are you looking for the best SSAS and more details on them? Fill in our contact form and get the apt solution from the experts.