IMO participates at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 28 October – 22 November, highlighting that the integrity of maritime radio-communication services has to be protected.
In a circular issued on 4 March, IMO announced that all information related to shore-based facilities for the GMDSS communicated to the organization is available to all registered public account holders through the new GISIS module on the Master plan of shore-based facilities for the GMDSS.
Inmarsat is migrating the GMDSS Services, Inmarsat C and Fleet 77, from the Inmarsat-3 satellite constellation to the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation. During the migration manual intervention on Inmarsat Ship Earth Stations may be necessary. After each phase of the migration the coverage area of these GMDSS services will change.
Maritime frequencies are protected by a set of rules and procedures. Their use is supported by technical standards, and reports, while there are program aims to safeguard important frequencies used by emergency position indicating radio beacons.
Mr. Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime, talks about the next steps toward GMDSS modernisation. Following recent IMO decision with regards to GMDSS, real progress can be made in the functionality of the satellite-based emergency service seafarers call on in the last resort.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime , talks about company’s ‘Fleet Safety’ service for which Inmarsat has been nominated in the ‘Technology’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.
IMO’s MSC 99, currently underway in London, has recognized that the Iridium network, by the US-based satellite communications provider Iridium Communications Inc., meets all the criteria needed to provide mobile satellite services in the GMDSS, and to adopt the “Statement of Recognition” proposed by the US as a Committee Resolution.
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