Today on the 18th July 2019, Director General Moin Ahmed met with the delegation from the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh, led by Secretary Mr. Md. Abdus Samad to discuss issues pertaining to the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) and Bangladeshi maritime interests. The Secretary was accompanied by Director General of the Department of Shipping, Bangladesh, Commodore Syed Ariful Islam and Consultant to the Ministry of Shipping, Mr. Md. Shah Newaz all of whom were all warmly welcomed by Captain Ahmed before discussions took place.
In the meeting, Captain Ahmed expanded on IMSO’s role in public safety and security services provided by mobile satellite communication systems. Covered in particular was IMSO’s role covering the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) as LRIT co-ordinator and regulator of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services and how this related to the practices of the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping.
On conclusion of the meeting Director General Captain Ahmed presented the delegation with memorabilia marking IMSO’s 40th Anniversary being celebrated this year and most eminently the IMSO crest to commemorate the close working relationship of the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping with IMSO. This sentiment was paralleled in gifts presented by the delegation to Captain Ahmed, along with memorabilia celebrating Bangladeshi history.
This completed a constructive session reinforcing the connection between IMSO and the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping, furthering IMSO’s target of strengthening ties to maritime and shipping institutes worldwide.