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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 it is essential to appreciate […]

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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 failure of navigation devices. These […]

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GMDSS Part 1

THE GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS) Introduction The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System is the technical, operational and administrative structure for maritime distress and safety communications worldwide. It was established in 1988 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which adopted a revised text of Chapter IV of the International Convention for the Safety of Life […]

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