WCC Sat Phones Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
World Communication Center (WCC), a leading provider of global satellite voice and data communications, has provided nine satellite phones to assist Mercy Corps in its multi-country tsunami aid programs. WCC’s Iridium-based satellite communications solutions enable the field-based relief workers to communicate in areas left without cellular or land-line communications.

“Mercy Corps has relied on WCC to provide satellite communications for relief and development efforts since 2002,” says Peter Dickinson, Director, Information Technology. “It is vital that our emergency field teams have 24x7 communications with our offices to respond to immediate needs with food and non-food distributions, while moving rapidly to support longer term village and economic recovery programs in the tsunami disaster areas.”

“WCC is proud to support Mercy Corps in their distribution of life-saving aid to the tsunami survivors in possibly one of the largest relief efforts ever mobilized,” states Weldon Knape, CEO of WCC. “Our global coverage and advanced technology supply essential voice and data communications throughout remote areas of the world, from Indonesia and Sri Lanka to the deserts of the Middle East.”

As an Iridium premium value-added reseller (VAR), value-added manufacturer (VAM) and service provider (SP), WCC offers secure, uninterrupted global satellite voice, text messaging and data communications.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

East and South China Sea Disputes Need Creative Diplomacy

China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas. Now that

MN 100: Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

469 NW Bowdoin Place Seattle, WA 98107 Telephone: 206 545 8485 E-mail: sales@kvichak.com Website: www.kvichak.com CEO/President: Keith Whittemore Number of

USCG Recognizes Meritorious Bulkship Rescue Team

Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, State, County and several members of the maritime community have received a Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2087 sec (5 req/sec)