GMDSS


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GMDSS

abbreviation for
(Communications & Information) Global Marine Distress and Safety System: a worldwide satellite communication system used for transmitting messages (esp distress messages) at sea; officially superseded Morse code in 1999
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The new building of the Varna-based coastal station will also host the Bulgarian operations center of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Built upon the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) Standard, the new communications network will enable Omani authorities to obtain additional important data regarding the identity, freight and itinerary of all vessels in the waters surrounding the country.
The students will also study for the international safety standard; Restricted and General Operator Certificate for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
He is also an ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) Master Certified Technician, an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) licensed amateur extra class radio operator (KZ3MRB) and full FCC commercial technician, comprising GROL (General Radiotelephone Operators License), Radar endorsement, and GMDSS (Global Marine Distress Safety System) operator/maintainer certifications.
The operational side was privatised, creating Inmarsat pic, with the International Mobile Satellite Organization retaining oversight and certain powers of control to ensure that GMDSS and other public services continue to be provided, at low cost and (in some instances) at no cost.
The Canadian Global Ensemble Wave Prediction System (GEWPS) under development will extend farther north than the current NFCENS to cover most summer open water in two ocean areas (METAREAS), where Canada is responsible for providing marine safety information, following the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS: METAREAS XVII and XVIII).
ABB will deliver 16 different telecommunications systems, among them public address system, entertainment, meteorological and a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Before taking this post with East-West Shipping, he had put in long years working for the Indian Navy, rising in ranks quickly after high scores on the GMDSS exam.
Today, in addition to its commercial services, Inmarsat also provides a global maritime distress and safety service (GMDSS) to ships and aircraft as a public service.
Inmarsat is the only mobile satellite operator to be approved for use within the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS), and the introduction of a voice distress service with red button access is the first step in obtaining compliance for FleetBroadband with GMDSS, the company said.
The meeting discussed a number of topics listed on the agenda, most importantly electing the Sultanate as a member in IMSO Advisory Committee, action plan, budget for next years 2011-2013, tariff of the recognition system on ships "LRIT", developments of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and developments of the relation between the organization and other international organizations.