The IMSO Director General, Captain Moin Ahmed, is pleased to announce that Fiji has acceded to the IMSO Convention today, the 8 March 2016, reaching the total membership of the Organization to 102 Member States. The Instrument of Accession was today presented to the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr Kitack Lim, as Depositary of the IMSO Convention, by His Excellency, Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu.
Mr Lim congratulated IMSO on reaching this important milestone, reiterating the important work of IMSO in the field of safety of navigation through efficient maritime communications. Captain Ahmed formally welcomed Fiji to the membership of IMSO, expressing his satisfaction for the increased interest of non-Member States, which are considering or in the process of joining IMSO, in the activities of the Organization. He stressed on the importance of IMSO Convention, which ensures fair and equitable internationally accepted regulations for the satellite communications and the LRIT systems, is at the forefront of maritime safety.
Captain Ahmed continues to promote the values of IMSO and to encourage both Member and non-member States to be actively involved in the activities of the Organization.