IMSO Welcomes the Distinguished Delegation from the Republic of Kenya

Today, the Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed welcomed the delegation of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom, led by Ambassador Caleb Manoa Esipisu, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya and Mr. Martin Owuor, Counsellor I of the Republic of Kenya who attended the meeting.

For the maritime safety and efficiency of navigation, discussion was made about the SES agreement to the delegation of Kenya in order to establish the use of Inmarsat’s SES’s for ship operation and management, further facilitating the implementation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Special mention was made to the 2008 Amendments to the IMSO convention, whereby Kenya was invited to accept the 2008 Amendments. IMSO would look forward to knowing Kenya’s attention on this matter and would be pleased to offer any information or assistance that the Government of Kenya may require for accepting this instrument which has been provisionally applied pending their formal entry into force.

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