FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA)
- A 31’ Yellowfin equipped with a GOST™ (Global Ocean
Security Technologies) NT Evolution wireless GPS tracking
and security system was stolen out of the Marsh Harbor area
of the Bahamas in the early morning hours of February 13.
The boat had just arrived in the Abacos the day before from
the United States. The GOST system located the boat drifting
with no one aboard.
Unfortunately, the GOST NT Evolution system was
mistakenly left disarmed when the Yellowfin arrived at Marsh
Harbor. Had the system been armed, it would have most likely
prevented the boat from being stolen, due to the sirens and
strobes that would have gone off. However, the GOST NT
Evolution system was still able to locate the vessel and it
was recovered successfully.
“While we encourage our clients to assure that the GOST
NT Evolution is armed when the vessel is not in use, the
two-way Inmarsat based GOST NT Evolution quickly located
this stolen boat with minimal damage to the hull, engines
and electronics. Our client is thankful for the GOST NT
Evolution and the timely assistance of the Marsh Harbor
Police Department and he is very happy that he can still
salvage a fishing holiday with his boat in the Bahamas,”
said Brian Kane, GOST Director of Research & Development.
The GOST NT Evolution and other GOST Nav-Tracker systems
use the Inmarsat Satellite Network and provide global
coverage everywhere except the most extreme poles with
99.99% reliability mandated by the IMO.
Some insurance companies now require GPS tracking
devices, like the GOST NT Evolution or GOST Nav-Tracker, to
be installed on high performance boats. Many insurance
companies also offer discounts off annual premiums for
vessels with GOST security, monitoring, tracking or
surveillance systems on board.
For more information about the GOST NT Evolution and
other GOST marine security, monitoring, tracking &
surveillance products, visit
www.gostglobal.com or call 1+954.565.9898.