Please note that Inmarsat are currently migrating GMDSS Satellite services to a different satellite constellation. Vessels with Inmarsat Ship Earth Stations (SES) operating within the coverage of Atlantic Ocean Region East (AORE) or India Ocean Region (IOR) satellites may need to take action.
Change to the coverage area between Greenland and Norway affecting:
- Sea Area Designation;
- GMDSS Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine communications via SES;
- Broadcasts to NAVAREA/METAREA 1 and 19;
- Other services that use Inmarsat services such as Ship Security Alert System, Long Range Identification and Tracking, Vessel Monitoring System and commercial services.
Please take note of MIN 582 if you have any vessels operating in any of the affected areas.