Planning NAVTEX Services

When planning NAVTEX services, Administrations should obtain guidance at an early stage from IMO, through its NAVTEX Coordinating Panel. This may be particularly important when installation of new stations and/or purchase of new equipment is under consideration.    International NAVTEX services on 518 kHz When planning an International NAVTEX service Read more…

ECDIS Training

Training programmes on the use of ECDIS provided to masters and deck officers1 serving on ships fitted with ECDIS shall meet the mandatory training requirements of the STCW Convention: under the provisions of the STCW Convention and Code, all officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 Read more…

E-NAVIGATION

e-navigation is a Strategy developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to increase safety of navigation in commercial shipping through better organization of data on ships and on shore, better data exchange and communication between ships and the ship and shore. “e-navigation is the harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and Read more…

History of Marine radio

Marine radio was first installed on ships around the turn of the 20th century. In those early days, radio was used primarily for transmission and reception of passenger telegrams. Radio watch-keeping hours were not standardized, and there was no regulatory requirement for carriage of radio by ships. Indeed, there was Read more…

NAVTEX

NAVTEX is a system for broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety and weather information. NAVTEX is part of the MSI, Maritime safety information, that is broadcast to mariners by official agencies for their safety. Maritime safety messages consist of messages such as weather warning, warnings about dangers to navigation and Read more…

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