Commercial Vessel Compliance

11/4/2014: Notice of public meeting to prepare for the twenty-third session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization

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The Coast Guard announced that it will hold a public meeting on subject matters that will be addressed in the 23rd Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization on November 13, 2014.

The primary topics that will be considered at the public meeting include:
• Oversight and performance of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System; and, issues relating to the oversight of potential new GMDSS providers;
• Oversight, performance, audits, charging formulas and proposals for the Long Range Identification and Tracking System;
• Appointment of a new Director General of IMSO and proposed revisions to the functions of the Director General;
• Directorate matters and review of restructuring the Directorate; and
• Financial matters, including arrangements for the development, endorsement and agreement of IMSO budgets and business plans.

View the Federal Register notice for further details.

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