The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial satellite communications technology whose primary role is to maintain safety of life at sea. Within the next five years all vessels over 300 tonnes will be required to carry GMDSS equipment. The seafaring nations of the world have together established the rules and regulations for good working practices within the system, and every serving and future navigating officer will be requi
pt. 1. Knowledge of the basic features of the maritime mobile service and the maritime mobile satellite service pt. 2. Detailed practical knowledge and ability to use the basic equipment of a ship station pt. 3. Operational procedures and detailed practical operation of GMDSS system and subsystems pt. 4. Miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications.
First published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 1994. Includes bibliographical references and index.