Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University from Bangladesh visits IMSO

Today the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) took the opportunity to meet with representatives from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU) of Bangladesh, led by Vice-Chancellor of BSMRMU Rear Admiral Mohammad Khaled Iqbal. The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by Director of the Institute of Bay of Bengal and Bangladeshi Studies Captain Wahid Hasan Kutubuddin, Assistant Professor of Nautical Science Captain Arif Mahmud and Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Education Mr Habibur Rahman.

In the meeting, IMSO Technical Officer Pier Taranti gave a presentation to the representatives on IMSO’s role as a global oversight body of the Long-Range Identification and Tracking of ships (LRIT) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services and discussions took place regarding the BSMRMU, modern maritime training, and the importance of teaching LRIT and GMDSS concepts in maritime academies.

To close proceedings the delegation from BSMRMU were presented with memorabilia marking IMSO’s 40th Anniversary, being celebrated this year, and then in turn presented a gift of their own to conclude the successful session day of knowledge sharing.

Rear Admiral Mohammad Khaled Iqbal, Vice-Chancellor of BSMRMU (left) and Pier Taranti, IMSO Technical Officer (right) exchanged gifts after the meeting.