Iridium Communications today announced that it has formally submitted an application to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the provision of mobile satellite communications in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
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.
Following an agreement at a meeting hosted by the IMO Secretariat, the manufacturers of ECDIS equipment are set to publicly publish information on the latest versions of the software used to operate their equipment with the aim of ensuring the systems are kept up to date.
The Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Information Technology System for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, which had been managed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has been handed over to the Government of Indonesia.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation's decision to take action to address operating anomalies with ECDIS has been welcomed by The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which it hopes will help to get to grips with this “serious problem.”
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