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Iridium Secures Approval to Provide Satellite-Based Maritime Safety Services; Matt Desch Comments

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — The International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee has cleared Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) to provide mobile satellite services in support of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System, ExecutiveBiz reported May 22.

Iridium said May 21 it intends to enter a public services agreement with the International Mobile Satellite Organization to facilitate the delivery of GMDSS services, which the company plans to deliver by early 2020 using its satellite network.

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said the IMO approval works to allow the company to ensure mariners will have access to GMDSS from any location.

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