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IMO agrees on GMDSS updates to enhance safety for ships

Published: 06 May 2022

Modernisation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which was initiated a decade ago, has finally been completed at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  In the process, changes to satellite service providers have been implemented. Changes have also been made in the definitions of the SOLAS regulations Chapter IV, whereas no changes have been made to the carriage requirements of the ships


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Ashok Srinivasan


Ashok Srinivasan

Manager, Maritime Safety & Security

Singapore, Singapore