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NIMASA Tests Satellite Communication System

NIMASA Tests Satellite Communication System

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency says it has started participating in the testing stage of an international satellite system that will improve communication channels for vessels at sea.

The agency said that the move was part of the current management’s quest to ensure adoption of global best practices in the Nigerian maritime sector.

A statement by the Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA, Osagie Edward, quoted the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, to have said this recently while speaking at the launch of Denmark’s first commercial satellite, Sternula-1, in Aalborg, Denmark.

Jamoh also said that international collaboration to attain standardized digitalization is essential for maritime administrations across the world.

“NIMASA is participating in the testing stage of an international satellite system that would improve communication channels for vessels at sea as part of the current Management’s quest to ensure adoption of global best practices in the Nigerian maritime sector. International collaboration to attain standardized digitalization is essential for maritime administrations across the world. They should effectively communicate in line with provisions of the International Maritime Organization, and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities”

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