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February 15, 2017

Lightning Alert Service

Lightning Alert Service is crucial

Vento Maritime actively monitors for approaching thunderstorms and lightning strikes, making every effort to provide an alert 2 or 3 hours in advance before medium or high risk of lightning occurs - this will be agreed individually. This enables you to launch necessary precautions to improve safety at sea.
This service not only considers detected lightning strikes, but also monitors and analyzes lightning potential of near future developing thunderstorms to communicate risk to the customer by both phone and email. The alert service procedure is developed in close cooperation with the world’s largest offshore wind developer.

Don’t be satisfied with an automatic lightning detection system which for instance do not take the heading and speed of thunderstorms into account when dealing with safety at sea. These systems only alert to lightning strikes instead of forecasting high-risk periods – and this may be too late.
Trained marine meteorologists make experienced decisions on the risk of lightning strikes and alert you as swiftly as possible. Our aim is to optimize safety and the use of weather windows by minimizing false alarms and raising the hit rate.