Maritime Systems donates £1,720 to the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society from I-VMS subscriptions in January.
Maritime Systems is showing its commitment to the fishing industry by donating to the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society for every subscription to its I-VMS service. Earlier this year they made their first donation of £1,500 from the December subscriptions and have now followed this with a new donation of £1,720 to the society, reflecting the fishermen who joined them in January.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides financial help to fishers, mariners and their dependants who are in need, and also offer special grants to meet particular needs in crisis situations. Maritime Systems are committed to continuing their support of this important charity and will continue to make donations with every subscription.
From 2022, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) requires all English registered fishing vessels under 12 metres to fitted with an approved I-VMS (Inshore Vessel Monitoring System).
The cost of Maritime Systems’ I-VMS is fully covered by an MMO grant that they will apply for on the fisherman’s behalf, and they are the only supplier to include free installation, free local support and an unlimited warranty.
James Glover, Managing Director of Maritime Systems commented, “Inshore Fishermen are an under supported group who provide a valued commodity to the British public. It was also important to me to donate to the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society and I am proud that we are able to support this deserving charity as part of our ongoing commitment to the fishermen. These are tough times and none of us know what the future may bring.”
Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Chief Executive, Capt. Justin Osmond RN, said: “we are delighted and very grateful to receive donations from Maritime Systems to assist our vital work supporting those from the fishing community who are suffering financial hardship and distress.”