The Liberian Registry has appointed Applied Satellite Technology (AST) as the first licensed supplier of the Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for the Liberian flagged vessels. The Liberian Registry has gained international acclaim for its commitment to flagging […]
The Liberian Registry has appointed Applied Satellite Technology (AST) as the first licensed supplier of the Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for the Liberian flagged vessels.
The Liberian Registry has gained international acclaim for its commitment to flagging the world’s best and most reliable ships. With 12 percent of the world’s ocean-going fleet as well as over 4,500 boats, the Registry has seen tremendous development throughout its existence. It is recognized as the world’s fastest expanding global accessible Registry.
AST has an excellent track record of developing creative, market-leading maritime ventures around the globe, such as the world’s very first commercial Iridium GMDSS activation. AST has considerable expertise in specialized fields of maritime communications technologies, allowing the company to securely and successfully operate and sustain networks, telemetry, maritime information systems, and other maritime properties.
The IridiumGMDSS is the very first genuinely national maritime rescue and distress service in the world. Iridium GMDSS is a recognized device by the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention, which helps keep mariners secure in emergency circumstances at sea. Since the device is based on satellite technologies, it is still able to transmit and receive data. It receives Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to help deter collisions and can immediately notify rescue officials and local vessels in the case of an incident.
Iridium’s GMDSS solution is similarly useful and increasingly widespread on “voluntary suited” (non-SOLAS) vessels like smaller fishing vessels, pleasure shipping, and leisure yachts, even though it is obligatory for SOLAS vessels.
“We are thrilled to become an approved service provider for the Iridium GMDSS service with Liberian Registry,” stated Gregory Darling, who serves as the AST’s Founder as well as Chairman. The Liberian Registry is well-known for its high-quality practices, creative programs, and protection. We are ecstatic to welcome such a prestigious organization to our ever-expanding list of maritime partners.” “This alliance demonstrates AST’s capability to supply and support broad vessel needs on a global scale, as well as AST’s full dedication to providing maritime protection solutions,” he said.
“I am very proud to confirm this authorization of AST for Iridium GMDSS,” stated Alfonso Castillero. He works as the Chief Operating Officer in charge of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR). According to national and foreign regulations, the flag State is the supreme authority on the ships; as a result, the flag State must keep up with the new technical developments in the equipment and resources used on its vessels. This, I believe, would profoundly assist us in reaching that goal.”