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IMSO Director General Meets with High Commissioner Bethel

BHC London

Captain Moin Ahmed, Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Eldred Bethel on Thursday, February 4th at Bahamas House.

In recently taking up his post in 2015, Captain Ahmed outlined the mandate of IMSO along with goals and objectives for 2016. Captain Ahmed gave an update on the workings of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) and discussed the way forward on keeping and reducing the operational cost of the Long Range Identification and Tracking System (LRIT).

The International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) acts as the LRIT Coordinator, appointed by IMO to ensure the operation of the international system for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) worldwide by auditing and reviewing the performance of the system.

IMSO is the inter-governmental organization whose primary purpose is the oversight of certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems.

Photo caption:
From left to right: High Commissioner Bethel, Bahamas Liaison Officer to IMO Bernis Pinder and Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Captain Moin Ahmed.