IMSO Welcomes the Distinguished Delegation from the Republic of Guinea

Today, the Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed welcomed the delegation of the Republic of Guinea, led by His Excellency Mr Alexandere Cece Loua, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Mr Aly Diallo, First Secretary, who attended the meeting.

IMSO Technical Officer Mr. Pier Taranti gave a presentation to the delegation on the Organization’s role as a global oversight body of certain satellite communications systems used for safety of maritime navigation, and as the global Coordinator for the Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) system.

After the presentation, the Director General made special mention to the importance of LRIT implementation by Guinea as a State Party to SOLAS Convention, as well as audit fees being the lowest ever. It is therefore, expected that this reduction in fees will help to reduce the financial burden of LRIT on states such as Guinea. Becoming part of the LRIT system would give Guinea’s access to core safety and security measures off their coastline and beyond, and further help strengthen the system.

IMSO hopes that Guinea will become a member of the Organisation and for Guinea to implement LRIT for maritime safety. Moreover, IMSO looks forward to this opportunity to extend the cooperation between Guinea and the Organization with both parties reiterating their commitment to develop this relationship and working towards more collaboration in the future.

IMSO Director General Captain Moin Ahmed (left) and His Excellency Mr Alexandere Cece Loua exchanging a commemorative shield during the visit.