Tag Archives: SOLAS

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Adoption: 1 November 1974; Entry into force: 25 May 1980 The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. The first version was adopted in 1914, in response to the Titanic disaster, the second in 1929, the third in 1948, […]

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ECDIS – New guidance for good practice in use

The Maritime Safety Committee has approved the ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice, drawing together relevant guidance from seven previous ECDIS circulars into a single, consolidated document.  The ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice is important also to other ECDIS users besides of Navigators, like VTS and SAR operators/operation Centres, offshore installations etc.   ECDIS […]

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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 analysis of marine information on […]

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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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