Maritime SATellite is still the sole IMO-mandated provider of satellite
communications for the GMDSS.
Availability for GMDSS is a minimum of 99.9%
has constantly and consistently exceeded this figure & Independently
audited by IMSO and reported on to IMO.
Inmarsat commercial services use the same satellites and network &Inmarsat
A closes at midnight on 31 December 2007 Agreed by IMO – MSC/Circ.1076.
Successful closure programme almost concluded Overseen throughout by IMSO.
services continue to be provided by:
Inmarsat B, Inmarsat C/mini-C and Inmarsat Fleet F77
Potential for GMDSS on FleetBroadband being assessed
IMO Criteria for the Provision of Mobile Satellite Communications Systems in
the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
were proposed; potentially to make it simpler for other satellite systems to be
original requirements remain and were approved by MSC 83
No dilution of standards
amendments only; replacement Resolution expected to be approved by the IMO 25th
remains the sole, approved satcom provider for the GMDSS