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GMDSS ppt

GMDSS ppt

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Global Maritime DistressGlobal Maritime Distressand Safety Systemand Safety System(GMDSS)(GMDSS)
 
B
asic Concept of the GMDSS
B
asic Concept of the GMDSS
The fundamental difference between the oldThe fundamental difference between the oldand the new distress system is that theand the new distress system is that the
new new  system is shore centred/coordinated and  system is shore centred/coordinated and moves emphasis from ship to ship alertingmoves emphasis from ship to ship alertingto ship to shore alerting.to ship to shore alerting.
The new system isThe new system isquicker, simpler and, most importantly, morequicker, simpler and, most importantly, moreefficient and reliable than the old manual Morseefficient and reliable than the old manual MorseCode and radiotelephone alerting system.Code and radiotelephone alerting system.GMDSS is specifically designed to automate aGMDSS is specifically designed to automate aship¶s radio distress alerting function, andship¶s radio distress alerting function, andconsequently, remove the requirement forconsequently, remove the requirement formanual (human) watchmanual (human) watch--keeping on distresskeeping on distress channels.channels.
 
The basic concept of the system is thatThe basic concept of the system is thatsearch and rescue authorities ashore, as wellsearch and rescue authorities ashore, as wellas shipping in the immediate vicinity of theas shipping in the immediate vicinity of theship in distress, will beship in distress, will berapidly andrapidly and automatically alerted to a distress situation soautomatically alerted to a distress situation sothat they can assist in a cothat they can assist in a co--coordinated SARcoordinated SAR operation with minimum delay.operation with minimum delay.The systemThe system also provides for urgency and safetyalso provides for urgency and safetycommunications, and the promulgation of communications, and the promulgation of maritime safety information (MSI) includingmaritime safety information (MSI) including--navigational and meteorological warnings andnavigational and meteorological warnings andforecasts, and other urgent safety informationforecasts, and other urgent safety informationto ships. In other words, every ship, fittedto ships. In other words, every ship, fittedappropriately for GMDSS, is able, irrespectiveappropriately for GMDSS, is able, irrespectiveof the area in which it operates, to performof the area in which it operates, to performthose communication functions, which arethose communication functions, which areessential for the safety of the ship itself andessential for the safety of the ship itself andof other ships operating in the same area.of other ships operating in the same area.

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