Today’s Federal Register includes an revision to the list of approved EMTUs – which may become important should NMFS move forward with requiring EMTUs on high seas permitted vessels. See –
In short, the following EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30, 2015:
Stellar ST2500G (with messaging terminal).
Stellar ST2500G (with closed Dell laptop).
Thorium TST (Note – The Thorium TST A2.0 and the Thorium LEO A2.0 are still approved).
I have to be in Court this morning; but will plan on giving you a call later this morning or early this afternoon.