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Iridium has confirmed that SpaceX has successfully completed its latest launch of five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of NEXT satellites in orbit to 55.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety service for use as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in line with a recommendation from the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) made at the end of February.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed its intention to approve the Iridium satellite network as a recognised provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, joining the single current recognised service provider, Inmarsat.

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets for its 99th session from 16-25 May, with its agenda to include a regulatory scoping exercise on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships.

Inmarsat’s new Fleet Safety product, a service incorporating FleetBroadband and a Maritime Safety Terminal (MST), has been recommended for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition after an International Maritime Organization (IMO) technical review.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:22

GMDSS review central to IMO NCSR meeting

The latest meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) concludes this week, focusing on core areas relating to safety at sea including GMDSS, e-Navigation and vessel tracking.

Furuno has completed the delivery of a range of navigation systems to two new Crowley Maritime Corp LNG-powered Commitment class ConRo (combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno.

TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, has completed the installation of a range of SAILOR GMDSS systems, including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, on board a new training ship for Turkish maritime cadets.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:40

SafetyNET moves to the web

Inmarsat has launched SafetyNET II, a service for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs) that forms part of an upgrade programme for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released a roundup of the developments coming out of the recent 98th session of its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), showing a strong focus on technology-related areas such as autonomous ships and cyber security.

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