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GMDSS -
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

At the moment there is a comparison of emergency beacons as well as information on the navtec-1,6-GHz-EPIRB available. (A portable emergency transmitter for maritime and aeronautical applications, using the Inmarsat-E type transmission and geostationary satellites)

The GMDSS system of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standardises and co-ordinates all distress alarming systems and procedures world-wide. This also includes the drawing up of regulations for the technical data of devices as well as the creation of regulations for maritime equipment.

This page is still under construction. Click here to find GMDSS related web-links.

We are currently working on the completion of this page with information about the GMDSS system as well as conceptional and technical background information.