New Ambassador of Ecuador presents credentials to IMSO

Today, the Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed warmly welcomed His Excellency Mr. Jaime Marchán-Romero, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Kingdom. As the new Ambassador of Ecuador, Mr. Marchán-Romero presented his credentials to the Director General. Ambassador Marchán-Romero was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Mission, Minister Mr Leopoldo Enrique Rovayo Verdesoto and other officers.

The Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Jaime Marchán-Romero presenting his credentials to Director General of IMSO, Captain Moin Ahmed

Following the presentation of credentials ceremony, the Director General expanded on the IMSO’s role in public satellite safety and security services provided by mobile satellite communication systems, particularly its duty as the regulator of recognised mobile satellite systems Inmarsat and other future providers such as Iridium who will be Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS); the coordination of the Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) System worldwide; and also in its co-operation with other international and regional organisations that are involved in mobile and maritime communication matters.

Ecuador has been a Member of IMSO since 11 November 2015 and the Director General and Ambassador discussed further ways to deepen the working relationship between IMSO and Ecuador. Both the Director General and the Ambassador were keen to continue the cooperation between Ecuador as a Member State and IMSO as the Organization.

The Ecuadorian Delegation with Captain Ahmed of IMSO

IMSO’s membership reaches 101 Member States with the accession of Ecuador to the IMSO Convention

From left to right: Mr Koji Sekimizu, IMO Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Carlos Abad Ortiz, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Kingdom, Captain Moin Ahmed, IMSO Director General, Captain José Díaz Acosta, Alternate Permanent Representative of Ecuador to IMO on the occasion of the deposit by Ecuador of the Instrument of Accession to the IMSO Convention at IMO Headquarters on 11 November

The IMSO Director General, Captain Moin Ahmed, announced that Ecuador has acceded to the IMSO Convention today, 11 November 2015, bringing the total membership to 101 Member States. The Instrument of Accession was today presented to the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr Koji Sekimizu, as Depositary of the IMSO Convention, by His Excellency Mr Carlos Abad Ortiz, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Kingdom.

Mr Sekimizu congratulated IMSO on reaching this important milestone, reiterating the important work of IMSO in the field of safety of navigation through efficient maritime communications.

Captain Ahmed formally welcomed Ecuador to the membership of IMSO, expressing his satisfaction for the increased interest of non-member States, which are considering or in the process of joining IMSO, in the activities of the Organization. He stressed on the importance of IMSO Convention, which ensures fair and equitable internationally accepted regulations for the satellite communication system, is at the forefront of maritime safety.

Captain Ahmed continues to promote the values of IMSO and to encourage both Member and non-member States to be actively involved in the activities of the Organization.