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Iridium gains GMDSS recognition

By 25. May 2018 April 11th, 2019 No Comments

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed its intention to approve the Iridium satellite network as a recognised provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System services, joining the single current recognised satellite service provider, Inmarsat.

The Danish company, Lars Thrane A/S, participated in tests of the LT-3100 Iridium terminal with Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centres (JRCC) in several countries as a part of the MSC approval procedure. All tests proved ground and space equipment – and all communications lines to the JRCCs.

Lars Thrane (left) Founder & Chairman at Lars Thrane A/S, and Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Safety and Security Services at Iridium

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