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Monitoring Derelict Vessels

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Canada-based Barnacle Systems — a boat security and monitoring company and one of last year’s recipients of Soundings Trade Only's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies — was awarded a contract with its government for its BRNKL Rapid Deploy system, the company said in a statement.

The IoT outfit said that it developed BRNKL Rapid Deploy when it was made aware of

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Vessels of Concern, a Canadian Coast Guard division that tracks derelict boats and ships.

The portable and solar-powered (with an integrated battery) tracking product is housed in a Pelican case that can be placed on vessels deemed an environmental or navigational threat and monitored remotely.

Alerts are sent if a monitored craft begins to sink or drag anchor based on its built-in sensors, the company said — an improvement over the Coasties current method for tracking problem vessels (driving, boating or flying to the boat) and relying on commercial and recreational boaters to provide reports.

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The goal is to help prevent environmental disasters caused by abandoned, derelict or hazardous vessels.

Barnacle will deliver BRNKL Rapid Deploy systems to the Canadian Coast Guard over the next several months for monitoring and testing. 

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