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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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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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