Kordia, Australasia’s leading maritime safety system provider, has been contracted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to continue delivering Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio services on Australian waters.
Kordia has provided this service since 2002, and the new agreement will see Kordia’s Canberra based Maritime Operations Centre (MOC) provide the maritime radio service on behalf of AMSA for the next 10 years.
Kevin McEnvoy, Manager of the AMSA Response Centre, says the service is vital for maintaining the safety of seafarers in Australian waters.
“The communications delivered via the GMDSS radio services are a critical part of our ability to respond quickly to people in distress across our region. The ability to maintain 24-hour nationwide monitoring of high frequency (HF) radio distress, urgency and safety communications is a major contributor to the effectiveness of our Search and Rescue services and critical to keeping people safe out on the water.”
Kordia’s Head of Maritime, Christian Hillier, said Kordia is thankful for the opportunity and is committed to providing high class service.
“Kordia is proud to have provided the GMDSS services for 20 years, and we look forward to continuing this important work with AMSA for the foreseeable future.”