Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh visits IMSO

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.

Mr. Md. Abdus Samad, Secretary of the Ministry of shipping, Bangladesh (right) presented Captain Moin Ahmed, IMSO Director General (left) with a model of a traditional Bangladesh country boat commemorating the close working relationship between the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh and IMSO.

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.

From left to right: Mr. Md. Shah Newaz, Consultant at the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping; Captain Moin Ahmed, IMSO Director General; Mr. Md. Abdus Samad, Secretary of the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping; Commodore Syed Ariful Islam, Director General, Department of Shipping, Bangladesh.

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.

Commodore Syed Ariful Islam presents Captain Moin Ahmed with a Silver Medal marking the 40th Anniversary of the Victory in Bangladesh’s Liberation War.

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.

Bangladesh High Commissioner visits IMSO

The outgoing Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Mr. Md. Abdul Hannan and his spouse Dr. Shelina Afroza, PhD (Former Secretary to the Bangladesh Government), were today, the distinguished guests of IMSO Director General, Mr Moin Ahmed. Inmarsat Vice President Mr. Peter Broadhurst was also in attendance.

The honourable guests also enjoyed a tour of the Inmarsat Network Operations Centre, as well.

The High Commissioner, stated that he was particularly happy to visit IMSO, which he considered a ‘cutting edge’ Organisation, and wished the Director General and his Directorate, well.

Bangladesh Minister of Shipping pays a visit to IMSO

The Minister being presented with the IMSO crest by IMSO Director General in presence of the Inmarsat representative

The Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed, was honoured by a visit to IMSO today, from His Excellency Mr. Shajahan Khan M.P, the Bangladeshi Minister of Shipping.

A guided tour to the Network Operations Centre (NOC) for the Minister was facilitated by the Inmarsat representative.

It was a warm and friendly visit, and the Minister was effusive in his praise for IMSO and Inmarsat in their collaborative input to global mobile communication issues.