Tag Archives: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Inmarsat Gets IMO Clearance for Maritime Safety Service Offering

Inmarsat has secured approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System through its Fleet Safety service offering. The company said Tuesday it will deliver its maritime safety service through Inmarsat-4 and Inmarsat-6 satellite constellations. The approval would allow ship operators adopting …

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Inmarsat Unveils Broadcast and Reception Service for Maritime Safety Information Providers

Inmarsat has introduced a new international broadcast and automatic reception service for maritime safety information providers designed to help update the global maritime distress and safety system. The SafetyNET II service for maritime safety information will help MSIP units migrate current communications capacities to web-based messaging, Inmarsat said Tuesday. SafetyNET II …

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Iridium Seeks to Provide Maritime Safety Comms Through IMO Recognition Process

The International Maritime Organization has issued a report that details requirements for Iridium Communications to address in order for the company to be recognized as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System mobile satellite services provider. IMO’s navigation, communication and search-and-rescue subcommittee released the report after it evaluated Iridium as a …

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Matt Desch: Int’l Maritime Agency Subcommittee Backs Iridium’s Proposed Mobile Satcom Offering

An International Maritime Organization subcommittee has endorsed the approval of Iridium‘s application to offer satellite communication services through the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. The application is still subject to review by an independent expert panel before final approval by IMO’s maritime safety committee, Iridium said Monday. “The overwhelming …

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