IMSO Welcomes the Distinguished Delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Today, the Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed welcomed the delegation of the Embassy of the Jordan to the United Kingdom led by His Excellency Mr. Manar M. Dabbas, Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Mrs. Rawan Al-Faqir, 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 Jordan as a State Party to the 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 Jordan. Becoming part of the LRIT system would give Jordan’s access to core safety and security measures off their coastline and beyond, and further help strengthen the system.

IMSO hopes that Jordan will become a member of the SES Agreement and accede to the Amended Protocol on Privileges and Immunities. Moreover, IMSO looks forward to this opportunity to extend the cooperation between Jordan and the Organization with both parties reiterating their commitment to develop this relationship and working towards more collaboration in the future.