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(BBC Newsline 6.30 - 29/02/2008 / Reporter: Martin Cassidy) Satellites are being used to stop vessels crashing in our increasingly busy shipping lanes.
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Radar and lighthouses have long been used to help protect ships from crashing onto rocks or into eachother, however new technology is now being used to ensure ships can "talk" to eachother more effectively. And it is all powered by the same technology used by car satellite navigation systems...

 
 

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