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Inmarsat and SeaFocus join forces to improve safety awareness

Inmarsat and SeaFocus are calling for students interested in the maritime industry and maritime safety to join the Future of Safety Intelligence Hunt project. 

Inmarsat and SeaFocus are joining forces to examine data from Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) calls made to Inmarsat in order to provide insights into safety trends and reveal patterns at a local and global level. A better understanding of these patterns can help the maritime industry take proactive steps to prevent such incidents and help guide us to a safer future.

The project will run under the SeaFocus Intelligence Hunt programme. The new and revised Intelligence Hunt concept combines a wealth of experience with new talent in a dynamic team which works on a case assignment for the Intelligence Hunt case companies.

SeaFocus – Supply Chain and Maritime Business Platform with a Focus on Talent Shortage

SeaFocus is a supply chain and maritime business platform which generates new business opportunities for its partners and stakeholders. It introduces new customers or suppliers, supports recruitment by promoting suitable candidates, provides consulting services, and organises premium events with high-profile networking opportunities – the ultimate target of SeaFocus is to use its immense expertise and network to benefit its partners and stakeholders.

Inmarsat – A World Leader in Global Mobile Satellite Communications 

Inmarsat was established in 1979 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop a satellite communications network for protecting lives at sea. Inmarsat was the first satellite operator to meet the stringent requirements of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for global safety communications.

Today Inmarsat has the world’s most advanced and resilient mobile connectivity infrastructure to ensure that the satellite services are not only saving lives but also providing a connectivity lifeline in the most remote and challenging locations. Inmarsat’s world-leading satellite networks touch every aspect of life all over the planet to keep communities, companies and countries connected when it matters most – even during the most turbulent times.

Intelligence Hunt Talent Team to Provide In-depth Insights into Safety Trends for the Inmarsat Annual Report on Maritime Safety

Inmarsat produces an annual report on The Future of Maritime Safety. The report provides insights into safety trends gathered from GMDSS distress data categorised by vessel types, shipyards, class society, flag states and year of build and reveals patterns at a local and global level.

Data is key not only to tracking trends but also to addressing gaps in the approach to safety. The Intelligence Hunt project aims to enhance the safety report by using in-depth research methodology and providing vital insights into the safety data patterns. Anonymised data holds the potential to demonstrate trends that can be benchmarked to track progress. It will allow us to know for a fact that something is an issue rather than relying on conjecture or gut instinct.

“We are looking forward to working with young talent and an experienced team of experts to bring The Future of Safety report to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of how to improve safety at sea”, says Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety & Regulatory, Inmarsat Maritime. “We have the data, but we need a benchmark to get the companies to understand the value and importance of using this data to develop and support their business”.

Call for Data Analyst Students 

Inmarsat and SeaFocus are calling for students interested in the maritime industry and maritime safety to join this exciting Intelligence Hunt project.

The selected students will participate in the Inmarsat – SeaFocus project as Junior Consultant Interns in a team of 4 people. The project team will be led by a Project Manager and include Main Subject Mentor, a Junior Consultant and Supporting Mentors.

The team will also have access to maritime industry experts from SeaFocus and Inmarsat to support them through the entire project. There will be an individual financial reward for the team members who finalise the project based on the KPIs set and communicated at the beginning of the project. The students will be invited to participate in the Great Intelligence Hunt Ball organised in 2023.

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience working in an international team, increase your understanding of the maritime industry and expand your network. You will also get to demonstrate your capabilities and skills as a vital part of the team, use the project as a reference in your CV and explore employment opportunities in the maritime industry and beyond.


  • A high level of data analytical skills and a comprehensive knowledge of excel.
  • Knowledge of the maritime industry – students on maritime courses, specifically maritime safety courses, will be prioritised.
  • English oral and written proficiency.
  • Team working skills.

The student team’s work starts as soon as the team is formed, and the work must be finalised by April 30, 2023.

To apply, please send us the following:

  • Your CV
  • An informal letter stating why we should choose you
  • A 5-minute video explaining why you are interested in this project.

If selected for the project, you will need to sign an NDA with Inmarsat and SeaFocus.

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