The third revision of the International SafetyNET Manual was circulated to IHO Member States, endorsed by COMSAR at its fourteenth session in March 2010 and subsequently approved by the MSC at its eighty-seventh session in May 2010.
A comprehensive review of the 1978 STCW Convention commenced in January 2006 and culminated in a Conference of Parties to the STCW Convention, held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010, that adopted a significant number of amendments to the STCW Convention and STCW Code.
This Manual provides a practical guide for anyone who is concerned with drafting navigational warnings or with the issuance of meteorological forecasts and warnings under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
The aims of ensuring the greatest possible safety of shipping and cleanliness of oceans are promoted in many ways, one of which is the routeing measures to control the navigation of vessels and to monitor their progress.
The guide was prepared by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue at its tenth session (6 to 10 March 2006) and gives guidance to seafarers on recovering people in distress at sea.
NAVTEX is an international automated direct-printing service for promulgation of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships. It has been developed to provide a low-cost, simple and automated means of receiving maritime safety information on board ships at sea in coastal waters.
Providing a framework for carrying out search and rescue operations following accidents at sea, this revision includes amendments to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 which were adopted by resolution MSC.155(78) in May 2004. These amendments come into force on 1 July 2006.