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Mackay Marine Selected as Iridium GMDSS Global Service Provider Partner

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Global marine electronics and satellite communications provider, Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is proud to announce it has joined the select cadre of worldwide Iridium GMDSS Service Providers for Iridium’s new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.  Mackay is similarly a global partner with Lars Thrane A/S, the first, and currently the… Read More


Mackay Spain Expands Marine Service Locations to Las Palmas, Canary Islands

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We’re pleased to announce the opening of Mackay Spain’s latest marine service office, in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands (Spain); a cluster of islands located off Africa’s northwestern coast. Las Palmas is one of the first ports in the Mid-Atlantic, at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, and America; being a bunkering stop for… Read More


Seall, an Innovative Navigation Software Solutions Firm Partners with Mackay’s Global Sales & Service Network

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Seall, A Marine Technology Company, Expands with Key Global Partner, Mackay Marine August 19, 2021……Aberdeen, Scotland-based Seall, has secured a partnership with global marine electronics and service provider, Mackay Marine, to distribute Seall’s suite of innovative software solutions and products to the maritime industry, as they expand their worldwide footprint. Mackay Marine, headquartered in North… Read More


Second Nichols Brothers Fast-Ferry Delivered to Kitsap Transit, Mackay Electronics Package

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Mackay Marine congratulates Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on the August 2021 delivery of the M/V Commander, the second of two NBBB Fast Ferries, commissioned by Kitsap Transit, public transportation authority in Bremerton, WA, USA. This state-of-of-the-art ferry is the sister ship of the M/V Enetai; a 140’ long, 255-passenger catamaran; efficiently delivering commuters to Seattle,… Read More


JUNE 20, 2021 GPS ROLLOVER is Approaching – Potential GPS Navigation Impact – Act NOW!

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Ensure your GPS equipment has been updated or replaced so critical Comm/Nav electronics provide accurate readings. June 2021 GPS ROLLOVER impacts the following FURUNO devices: GPS Navigator – GP-32, GP-80 & GP-90; and Dual GPS GP-90 & GP-150 DGPS Navigator – GP-37 GPS Receivers – GP-320B GPS /Plotter/ Sounder – GP-1640 & GP-1640F GPS &… Read More


Mackay Marine South Africa Becomes Raytheon Anschutz Sales & Service Distribution Partner

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Mackay Marine Partners with Raytheon Anschütz as Distribution & Service Representative in South Africa Raleigh, NC, USA   . . .  In early March 2021, Mackay Marine finalized the agreement with Raytheon Anschütz GmbH, establishing Mackay Marine South Africa (Pty) Ltd. as a Raytheon Anschütz Sales and Service Distribution Partner. Although Mackay Marine South Africa is… Read More


Inmarsat Announces 10k Fleet Xpress Ka-Band Satellite Terminal Installation – in Parallel to Demands for Maritime Digitization

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* Inmarsat passes 10,000-Vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone as data demand accelerates Maritime Digitalisation With ship data consumption doubling during 2020, Inmarsat launches new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with partners and shipowners to understand full benefits of digitalisation provided by a fast-growing ecosystem of applications. * Reproduced  21 Jan 2021 Inmarsat Press Release Inmarsat, the world… Read More


Høglund Signs New Partner in South Africa (Mackay Marine) to Growing Global Network of Intermediaries

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PUBLISHED 01/02/2021 by Hoglund Marine Solutions Mackay Marine forms partnership with Høglund, increasing availability and improving service for industry leading automation and energy systems…. Høglund’s newly signed partner in South Africa, Mackay Marine, is a leading electronics and satellite communications expert. The company’s long-standing experience and commitment to providing comprehensive and cutting edge maritime electronics equipment… Read More


Mackay Marine Opens 3rd Office in Brazil – Port of Macaé

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Mackay do Brasil is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Macaé, located 190km NE of our Rio de Janeiro HQ. The announcement comes as a result of Mackay’s expansive growth of activities in Brazil! The Macaé office will meet the marine electronics service demand of current and future Mackay clients, such… Read More


Mackay Marine to Promote Iridium GMDSS

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Mackay congratulates partners Iridium and Lars Thrane for the final LIVE release of Iridium GMDSS Service, December 11, 2020. Mackay Marine looks forward to outfitting customers with the Lars Thrane LT-3100S  integrated compact terminal, with the companion Iridium GMDSS Service. NEWS Update, May 2021: Mackay is a Certified Global GMDSS Service Provider (Airtime, Activation, Equipment)… Read More


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