WMRC 2023

Lunch Showcase

Lunch Showcase

Sponsored by: Raymarine
Date and Time: Monday, 19 June, 12:40-13:10
Room: Westerdam + Noordam
Title: Technology advancements that are changing SAR Boat Operations around the world.

Working with the United States Coast Guard over the past six years, Raymarine has developed a Scalable Integrated Navigation System that has changed how SAR information is received and sent to responding units. Leveraging low cost secure AIS technology, SAR Mission Coordinators and Search Rescue Units are able to send and receive search patterns, secure text messages and Target of Interest information directly to and from their Raymarine navigations systems. These systems are capable of relaying vital search information in real time, significantly minimizing radio communications and manual input from the vessel operators.

Joseph Abeyta is a retired Lieutenant Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard and currently serves as Raymarine’s Director of Business Development. He manages every aspect of Raymarine’s 10-year U.S. Coast Guard navigation system replacement contract for over 2,000 boats and cutters, while raising awareness and conducting training with U.S. Coast Guard partner agencies across the United States.

Most notably during his 24 year career as both an enlisted Boatswain’s mate and as an Officer, he served as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Station Miami and Commander, Coast Guard Group Cape Hatteras. His numerous shoreside assignments included Response Boat Coxswain, Search and Rescue Controller, and U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Boat Forces, where he was responsible for the requirements development, acquisition, recapitalization and operational policy with a direct impact on over 500 vessels and the personnel that operate them.