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C/M John Jaromahum
Define Communication Define Global Maritime and Distress System Appreciate the importance of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Differentiate the various equipments used in the Global Maritime and Distress System
Sign Language Smoke signals Drums
Native Americans Native of South Africa
G lobal M aritime D istress S afety S ystem
GMDSS is a system of communication used to enhance the safety of navigation.
is a process that allows organisms to exchange information by several methods. requires that all parties understand a common language that is exchanged with each other.
VHF Radio is a radio communication equipment used for distance or coverage of up 25 to 50 miles. Frequency range - 30 to 300Mhz
MF Radio MF Radio is a radio communication equipment used for distance or coverage of up 50 to 250 miles. Frequency range - 300 kHz to 3 MHz.
HF Radio is a radio communication equipment that has global coverage. Frequency Range - 3 and 30 MHz
NAVTEX NAVTEX is a telex receiver that receives Navigational and Meteorological messages. Like traffic, weather, Iceberg alert etc Operational Frequency - 518 Khz
INMARSAT A and M a satellite telecommunication equipment for calling ship to ship or ship to shore and vice versa via telephony. Email and Internet
INMARSAT C a satellite telecommunication equipment used for sending email or telex from ship to shore and vice versa.
Portable VHF Radio Portable VHF transceivers - These units are designed to allow communications between searching vessels and survivors in life boats or life rafts. They operate on the VHF marine band in voice mode.
SART Search and Rescue Transponder - waterproof - Radar transponder - used to locate a survival craft or distressed vessel
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon A distress beacon Electronic device when activated in a lifethreatening situation, assists rescue authorities in their search to locate those in distress.
GMDSS - is a system of communication used to enhance the safety of navigation. Communication - is a process that allows organisms to exchange information by several methods using a common language
VHF RADIO 2. MF RADIO 3. HF RADIO 4. INMARSAT A, M, C 5. NAVTEX 6. PORTABLE VHF 7. SART 8. EPIRB