Tag Archives: Cospas

IBRD – International Beacon Registration Database

IMO has revised its guidance on Cospas-Sarsat International 406 MHz Beacon Registration Database (IBRD) Need for EPIRB registration and associated databases The provisions relevant to EPIRB registration apply to all ships on all voyages, and are as follows: “Each Contracting Government undertakes to ensure that suitable arrangements are made for registering global maritime distress and […]

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GMDSS Part 2

THE GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS) Functional Requirements The GMDSS provides that every ship, while at sea, shall be able to perform the following nine basic communication functions: transmitting ship-to-shore distress alerts (by at least two separate and independent methods); receiving shore-to-ship distress alerts; transmitting and receiving ship-to-ship distress alerts; transmitting and receiving search […]

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