GMDSS Manual (KI970E) – 2019 Edition Book


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GMDSS Manual (KI970E) – 2019 Edition Book

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This GMDSS guide offers a comprehensive understanding of:

– The foundational principles of GMDSS

– The recommended radiocommunication requirements for GMDSS implementation

– The technical specifications and operational standards for GMDSS equipment

– The procedures and methods for operating the different radio services that makeup GMDSS

– The Master Plan for GMDSS.



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GMDSS Manual (KI970E) – 2019 Edition


This guide to GMDSS provides:

  • An explanation of the principles upon which the GMDSS is based
  • the radiocommunication requirements and recommendations for its implementation
  • the operational performance standards and technical specifications to be met by GMDSS equipment
  • the procedures for and method of operation of the various radio services which form the GMDSS
  • the Master Plan for the GMDSS.


Contents listing:


Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Basic concept of the GMDSS

Part 3: Communications systems in the GMDSS

Part 4: GMDSS equipment carriage requirements

Part 5: Operational procedures for the GMDSS

Part 6: Shore-based SAR communication network and operation

Part 7: Master Plan for the GMDSS

Part 8: Maintenance of equipment in the GMDSS

Annex 1: Regulations of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended, relevant to the GMDSS

Annex 2: IMO Assembly and MSC resolutions relevant to the GMDSS

Annex 3: Radio equipment (IMO Performance Standards and related ITU-R Recommendations)

Annex 4: GMDSS Service

Annex 5: GMDSS Master Plan

Annex 6: MSC Circulars relevant to the GMDSS

Annex 7: COM and COMSAR Circulars relevant to the GMDSS

Annex 8: Articles and appendices of Radio Regulations relevant to the GMDSS