FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) – A 31’ Yellowfin equipped with a GOST™ 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, 2013. The GOST™NT-Evolution located the boat drifting with no one aboard. The boat had just arrived to the Abacos the day prior from the United States. Unfortunately, the system was mistakenly left disarmed the night it arrived, which would have most likely prevented the boat from being taken in the first place due do the sirens and strobes that would have gone off. Luckily, the GOST™ NT-Evolution was 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. The 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” says Brian Kane, 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. Honorably, GOST™ received a medal from the US Coast Guard for their assistance in vessel recoveries. 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.