pilot project of ‘vessel tracking’ services
The primary objective of this joint effort is to save lives of drowning fishermen and to restore livelihoods of poor coastal fishermen. Such fishermen have been severely affected in recent years due to an increase in the frequency of occurrence of rough sea events. Fishermen need to know whether there will be a potential rough sea event in a foreseeable time frame (for example, in the next 48 hours) any time during the peak fishing season. An advance warning would enable fishermen engaged in deep-sea fishing to avoid being affected, drowned and at risk of losing lives.
Its major advantages are:
All the vessels of the subscribers that will be used for the fishing purpose in to the deep sea will be tracked. Necessary steps will be taken if the signals are missing within the Economic Zone of Bangladesh.
Subscribers will be getting weather news update 5 times a day. They will be getting the weather updates through voice communication from the vendor end.
Emergency Help & Rescue Service
Subscribers will be able to get help by pressing emergency switch. In case of the urgent requirement of survival, they will be getting the help from the concern authority.
Roles & responsibilities
Airtel Bangladesh will do the necessary arrangement of networks coverage & telecommunication services in to the deep sea (as per the do ability) throughout the coastal part of Bangladesh.
CARE Bangladesh will do the community mobilization mapping & skill enhancement capacity building for reducing the vulnerability. CARE Bangladesh shall also provide the necessary devices to the fishing boat owners but depending on the funding from the donor agencies.
Oxfam/CSRL will provide the weather forecasting 48 hours ahead of time & shall do the policy linkages & marketing communication across the globe
It will provide the weather forecasting 48 hours ahead of time
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