IMSO Signs LRIT Agreement with Nigeria

November 23, 2009 at 9:17 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From the IMSO:

19 November 2009
The IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, today signed an LRIT Services Agreement between IMSO and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). This Agreement represents the institutional arrangements between IMSO and NIMASA as operator of the Nigerian National LRIT Data Centre, at governmental level. NIMASA has also signed a contract with Pole Star Space Applications Limited to operate Nigeria’s National Data Centre on its behalf.

The Agreement was signed on behalf of NIMASA by Mr Temisan Omatseye, the Director General and Chief Executive of NIMASA who had flown from Nigeria for the day especially for the occasion in line with Nigeria’s seriousness in the compliance and implementation of the LRIT scheme. Mr Omatseye expressed his appreciation to IMSO for the dedicated work it continues to carry out to ensure the integrity and timely worldwide operation of the LRIT system. He discussed with IMSO the possibilities that the LRIT system offers to Nigeria to improve maritime safety and security, including monitoring transit and operations of ships in the area. . . . [Full Press Release]

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