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 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 other urgent information to ships. It is one of the two principle methods used for broadcasting maritime safety information in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,...
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.
Volume I discussed the global SAR system concept, establishment and improvement of national and regional SAR systems and co-operation with neighbouring States to provide effective and economical SAR services.