Iridium Now Authorized for GMDSS Service

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 14, 2020

Photo: Iridium

Photo: Iridium

Iridium Communication signed on to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.

On December 19, 2019 a Letter of Compliance was signed by the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), stating it has positively verified the operational and technical requirements as requested by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for Iridium to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.  

Iridium’s GMDSS service is bringing many capabilities to the maritime industry, including extending this critical service to the growing number of ships in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctica, otherwise known as Sea Area A4.  The new Iridium GMDSS terminals will combine the key three GMDSS services - distress alert, distress voice and Maritime Safety Information – all in one global, compact terminal.

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