NSSLGlobal has announced that the company is now an authorized launch partner for Iridium Communications’ new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
NSSLGlobal has a long and successful track record of providing GMDSS services to the Commercial Maritime and Navies around the world and has been selected as one of the exclusive club of first providers of the Iridium GMDSS service and also as a Master Distributor of Lars Thrane equipment, the first approved terminal for use on the Iridium GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) service.
The new Iridium GMDSS service operates over the Iridium NEXT constellation and uses the Lars Thrane LT-3100S terminal to provide GMDSS features including distress alerts, maritime safety information and a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), while also providing commercial voice, SMS, data and LRIT tracking capabilities.
Iridium GMDSS is the first and only GMDSS solution to offer truly global coverage, including the polar regions (Sea Area A4), enhancing safety at sea.
In December 2019, the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the GMDSS regulator, issued a Letter of Compliance to Iridium, fulfilling the final regulatory milestone to offer service for Iridium GMDSS. Iridium then selected NSSLGlobal as a launch partner, based on its proven maritime capabilities, global and regional market presence and commitment to full 365 24/7 customer support.
Sally-Anne Ray, Group CEO of NSSLGlobal, said, “The commercial introduction of Iridium GMDSS will enable us to provide our customers with choice for the first time with a truly global coverage over satellite including the polar regions. This is particularly important for those using the North East and North West Passage routes into the Arctic sailing areas from the North Atlantic. “