GMDSS manual

GMDSS manual

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The entry into force and implementation of the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) between 1992 and 1999 was the most far-reaching development in maritime emergency assistance since the invention of the radio. The GMDSS Manual presents the principles on which the GMDSS is based, the requirements for its implementation, the standards to be met by GMDSS equipment, and the method of operation of the various radio services which make up the GMDSS. The annexes give comprehensive information on all aspects of the GMDSS, including primary texts such as: relevant texts of the 1974 SOLAS Convention relevant to the GMDSS, relevant IMO Assembly resolutions, MSC and COM circulars, articles of the Radio Regulations, resolutions of WARC and WARC-Mob-87 conferences, IMO performance standards and related ITU-R recommendations, and the Master Plan for the GMDSS.--Publisher's description.manual on the global maritime distress and safety system International Maritime Organization ... suitable VHF or MF/HF radio equipment, provides a complete shipborne radio system for automatic or manual operation within the DSC system for use in the maritime mobile services. ... 3.4.29 By using the keypad on the front panel of the control unit, the operator can compose different types of DSC message.

Title:GMDSS manual
Author:International Maritime Organization
Publisher: - 2007


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