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Inmarsat are migrating GMDSS Satellite services to a different satellite constellation. This may impact vessels in the following ways:
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;
Inmarsat will be issuing Notices to Mariners as necessary throughout the migration.