Visit by Iridium

Visit by Iridium

2 May 2023

Today, the Director General, Mr. Laurent Parenté, along with the Head of Operational Services, Mr. Halil Keskin, welcomed Iridium representatives: Mr. Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Safety and Security Services and Mr. Mark Lawson, Maritime Safety and Security Services Manager for a meeting at IMSO’s Headquarters.

Following its approval by IMO as a recognised mobile satellite provider within the GMDSS system in 2019, Iridium has been providing services for mariners using its equipment as the second provider alongside Inmarsat.

During the meeting, Iridium congratulated Mr. Parenté on his recent start of term as IMSO Director General and reaffirmed their commitment to continue enhancing safety of shipping and seafarers.

Mr. Parenté was pleased Iridium and IMSO were working together to tackle the challenges ahead to ensure reliable GMDSS services worldwide.

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