Ronald Spithout


Ronald Spithout is president of Inmarsat Maritime.


Carrying Maritime Safety Communications

By Ronald Spithout 2017-08-11 21:13:01

At Inmarsat, we say safety is “in our DNA,” partly because seafarer safety was among the primary objectives set out for the organisation on its formation as an intergovernmental agency in 1979. In the intervening years, reliable communications have become even more critical for ships, as their operations increasingly depend on technology. Inmarsat is now a stock exchange-listed entity, but it continues to fulfil a public service role for seafarers. It remains the only recognised provider of Global Maritime Distress and...

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