Iridium Closer To Iridium GMDSS



Satellite communications provider Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) is now significantly closer to providing GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) services.

It has signed a Public Services Agreement (PSA) with the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) that details the conditions for IMSO to act as regulator and maintain oversight of Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services.

The signing of this agreement is a key step towards IMSO issuing Iridium a Letter of Compliance, stating that the company is ready to begin providing its GMDSS service.

The GMDSS is a safety-of-life system created by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) designed to rescue mariners in distress while at sea. It is comprised of satellite communications systems feeding distress information into a network of rescue coordination centers around the world that orchestrate related search and rescue efforts.


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