Inmarsat is to supply five Fleet One units to a pilot initiative looking to change the way ships connecting island communities in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu communicate, part of an IMO-endorsed capacity building programme based on co-operation between the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) and the Government of Vanuatu.
The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) has begun the formal evaluation process of Iridium as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provider.
The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.
Koji Sekimizu, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has paid a visit to IMSO (International Mobile Satellite Organization) headquarters in London to discuss “matters of mutual interest”, in particular in the field of the future of maritime communications and how new technologies can support the sustainability of the maritime sector.
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