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705(17) Promulgation of maritime safety information
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Annex Recommendation on promulgation of maritime safety information

1 Introduction

1 - Introduction


1.1 The maritime safety information service is an internationally co-ordinates network of radio broadcasts containing information which is necessary for safe navigation, received in all ships by equipment which automatically* monitors the appropriate frequencies and prints out in simple English only that information which is relevant to the ship. This concept is illustrated in figure 1.



1.2 Maritime safety information (MSI) is of vital concern to all vessels. It is therefore essential that common standards are applied to the collection, editing and dissemination of this information. Only by doing so will the mariner be assured of receiving the information he needs, in a form which he understands, at the earliest possible time.

1.3 The purpose of this Recommendation is to set out the organization, standards and methods which should be used for the promulgation and reception of maritime safety information.


*The Organization gas decided that manual operation will be acceptable for receiving broadcasts of MSI via the operational HF NBDP system (where available) until the full implementation of the GMDSS on 1

1 Introduction

1 Introduction


1.1 The purpose of this Recommendation is to set out the organization, standards and methods which should be used for the promulgation and reception of maritime safety information.

1.2 The maritime safety information service of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is the internationally and nationally coordinated network of broadcasts containing information which is necessary for safe navigation, received in ships by equipment which automatically monitors the appropriate transmissions, displays information which is relevant to the ship and provides a print capability. This concept is illustrated in Figure 1.

 

Figure 1 – The maritime safety information service of theGlobal Maritime Distress and Safety System

 

1.3 Maritime safety information is of vital concern to all ships. It is therefore essential that common standards are applied to the collection, editing and dissemination of this information. Only by doing so will the mariner be assured of receiving the information he needs, in a form which he understands, at the earliest possible time.

 

1 Introduction

1 - Introdcution

1.1 The purpose of this Recommendation is to set out the organization, standards and methods which should be used for the promulgation and reception of maritime safety information.

1.2 The maritime safety information service of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is the internationally and nationally coordinated network of broadcasts containing information which is necessary for safe navigation, received in ships by equipment which automatically monitors the appropriate transmissions, displays information which is relevant to the ship and provides a print capability. This concept is illustrated in figure 1.

 

Figure 1 – The maritime safety information service of the
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

1.3 Maritime safety information is of vital concern to all ships. It is therefore essential that common standards are applied to the collection, editing and dissemination of this information. Only by doing so will the mariners be assured of receiving the information they need, in a form which they understand, at the earliest possible time.

2 Definitions


2.1 For the purposes of this Recommendation, the following definitions apply:
.1 Maritime safety information (MSI) means navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts and other urgent safety-related messages.
.2 Maritime safety information service means the co-ordinated service of navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts and distress alerts.
.3 World-wide navigational warning service (WWNWS) means the internationally co-ordinated service for the promulgation of navigational warnings as set out in resolution A.706(17).
.4 Meteorological information means the marine meteorological warning and forecast information described in regulation V/4(b)(i) and (ii) of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.
.5 Distress alert means the initial shore-to-ship distress message broadcast in accordance with the Radio Regulations.
.6 International NAVTEX service means the system for the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy.
.7 International NAVTEX service means the co-ordinated broadcast and automatic reception on 518 kHz of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using the English language, as set out in the NAVTEX Manual, published by IMO.
.8 National NAVTEX service means the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using frequencies and languages as decided by the Administrations concerned.
.9 International SafetyNET service means the area-addressable global broadcast system, provided by INMARSAT, through the geostationary maritime communications satellite network for promulgation of maritime safety information.

2 Definitions

2 Definitions


2.1 For the purposes of this Recommendation, the following definitions apply:

  1. Coastal warning area means a unique and precisely defined sea area within a NAVAREA/METAREA or Sub-Area established by a coastal State for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of coastal maritime safety information through the SafetyNET service.
  2. HF NBDP means High Frequency narrow-band direct-printing, using radio telegraphy as defined in Recommendation ITU-R M.688.
  3. International NAVTEX service means the coordinated broadcast and automatic reception on 518 kHz of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using the English language1.
  4. International SafetyNET service means the coordinated broadcasting and automated reception of maritime safety information via the Inmarsat Enhanced Group Call (EGC) system, using the English language, in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.
  5. Maritime safety information (MSI)2means navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts and other urgent safety-related messages broadcast to ships.
  6. Maritime safety information service means the internationally and nationally coordinated network of broadcasts containing information which is necessary for safe navigation.
  7. METAREA means a geographical sea area3established for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of marine meteorological information. The term METAREA followed by a roman numeral may be used to identify a particular sea area. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and should not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.
  8. Meteorological information means the marine meteorological warning and forecast information in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.
  9. National NAVTEX service means the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using frequencies other than 518 kHz and languages as decided by the Administration concerned.
  10. National SafetyNET service means the broadcasting and automated reception of maritime safety information via the Inmarsat EGC system, using languages as decided by the Administration concerned.
  11. NAVAREA means a geographical sea area4 established for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of navigational warnings. The term NAVAREA followed by a roman numeral may be used to identify a particular sea area. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and should not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.
  12. Navigational warning means a message containing urgent information relevant to safe navigation broadcast to ships in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.
  13. NAVTEX means the system for the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy.
  14. NAVTEX service area means a unique and precisely defined sea area for which maritime safety information is provided from a particular NAVTEX transmitter.
  15. Other urgent safety-related information means maritime safety information broadcast to ships that is not defined as a navigational warning, meteorological information or SAR information. This may include, but is not limited to, significant malfunctions or changes to maritime communications systems, and new or amended mandatory ship reporting systems or maritime regulations affecting ships at sea.
  16. SafetyNET means the international service for the broadcasting and automatic reception of maritime safety information through the Inmarsat EGC system. SafetyNET receiving capability is part of the mandatory equipment which is required to be carried by certain ships in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.
  17. SAR information means distress alert relays and other urgent search and rescue information broadcast to ships.
  18. Sub-Area means a sub-division of a NAVAREA/METAREA in which a number of countries have established a coordinated system for the promulgation of maritime safety information. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and shall not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.
  19. User defined area means a temporary geographic area, either circular or rectangular, to which maritime safety information is addressed.
  20. World-Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS)5 means the internationally and nationally coordinated service for the promulgation of navigational warnings.
  21. In the operating procedures coordination means that the allocation of the time for data broadcast is centralized, the format and criteria of data transmissions are compliant as described in the Joint IMO/IHO/WMO Manual on Maritime Safety Information and that all services are managed as set out in resolutions A.705(17), as amended and A.706(17), as amended.


1as set out in the IMO NAVTEX Manual.
2as defined in regulation IV/2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.
3which may include inland seas, lakes and waterways navigable by sea-going ships.
4 which may include inland seas, lakes and waterways navigable by sea-going ships.
5 as set out in resolution A.706(17), as amended.

 

2 Definitions

2 - Definitions

2.1 For the purposes of this Recommendation, the following definitions apply:

  1. Coastal warning means a navigational warning or in-force bulletin promulgated as part of a numbered series by a National Coordinator. Broadcast should be made by the International NAVTEX service to defined NAVTEX service areas and/or by the International SafetyNET service to coastal warning areas. (In addition, Administrations may issue coastal warnings by other means).
  2. Coastal warning area means a unique and precisely defined sea area within a NAVAREA/METAREA or Sub-area established by a coastal State for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of coastal maritime safety information through the SafetyNET service.

  3. Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) means the global communications service based upon automated systems, both satellite and terrestrial, to provide distress alerting and promulgation of maritime safety information for mariners.
  4. HF NBDP means High Frequency narrow-band direct-printing, using radio telegraphy as defined in Recommendation ITU-R M.688, as amended.

  5. In-force bulletin means a list of serial numbers of those NAVAREA, Sub-area or coastal warnings in force issued and broadcast by the NAVAREA Coordinator, Sub-area Coordinator or National Coordinator.
  6. International NAVTEX service means the coordinated broadcast and automatic reception on 518 kHz of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using the English language1.

  7. International SafetyNET service means the coordinated broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information via the Inmarsat Enhanced Group Call (EGC) system, using the English language, in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

  8. Maritime safety information (MSI)2 means navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts and other urgent safety-related messages broadcast to ships.

  9. Maritime safety information service means the internationally and nationally coordinated network of broadcasts containing information which is necessary for safe navigation.

  10. METAREA means a geographical sea area3 established for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of marine meteorological information. The term METAREA followed by a roman numeral may be used to identify a particular sea area. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and shall not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.

  11. Meteorological information means the marine meteorological warning and forecast information in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

  12. National NAVTEX service means the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy using frequencies other than 518 kHz and languages as decided by the Administration concerned.

  13. National SafetyNET service means the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information via the Inmarsat EGC system, using languages as decided by the Administration concerned.

  14. NAVAREA means a geographical sea area3 established for the purpose of coordinating the broadcast of navigational warnings. The term NAVAREA followed by a roman numeral may be used to identify a particular sea area. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and shall not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.

  15. Navigational warning means a message containing urgent information relevant to safe navigation broadcast to ships in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

  16. NAVTEX means the system for the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy.

  17. NAVTEX coverage area means an area defined by an arc of a circle having a radius from the transmitter calculated according to the method and criteria given in resolution A.801(19), annex 4.
  18. NAVTEX service area means a unique and precisely defined sea area, wholly contained within the NAVTEX coverage area, for which maritime safety information is provided from a particular NAVTEX transmitter. It is normally defined by a line that takes full account of local propagation conditions and the character and volume of information and maritime traffic patterns in the region, as given in resolution A.801(19), annex 4.
  19. Other urgent safety-related information means maritime safety information broadcast to ships that is not defined as a navigational warning ormeteorological information. This may include, but is not limited to, significant malfunctions or changes to maritime communications systems, and new or amended mandatory ship reporting systems or maritime regulations affecting ships at sea.

  20. SafetyNET means the international service for the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information via the Inmarsat EGC system. SafetyNET receiving capability is part of the mandatory equipment which is required to be carried by certain ships in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

  21. SAR information means distress alert relays and other urgent search and rescue information broadcast to ships.

  22. Sub-area means a subdivision of a NAVAREA/METAREA in which a number of countries have established a coordinated system for the promulgation of maritime safety information. The delimitation of such areas is not related to and shall not prejudice the delimitation of any boundaries between States.

  23. User defined area means a temporary geographic area, either circular or rectangular, to which maritime safety information is addressed.

  24. World-Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS)4 means the internationally and nationally coordinated service for the promulgation of navigational warnings.

  25. In the operating procedures coordination means that the allocation of the time for data broadcast is centralized, the format and criteria of data transmissions are compliant as described in the Joint IMO/IHO/WMO Manual on Maritime Safety Information and that all services are managed as set out in resolutions A.705(17), as amended, A.706(17), as amended, and A.1051(27).


1 As set out in the IMO NAVTEX Manual.
2 As defined in regulation IV/2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.
3 Which may include inland seas, lakes and waterways navigable by seagoing ships.
4 As set out in resolution A.706(17), as amended.

3 Broadcast services


3.1 Two systems are used for broadcasting maritime safety information. They are provided specifically to serve the requirements of chapter V of the 1974 SOLAS Convention in the areas covered by these systems, as follows:
.1 the international NAVTEX service transmissions in coastal regions; and
.2 the international SafetyNET service transmissions which cover all the waters of the globe, except for polar regions.
3.2 Information should be provided for unique and precisely defined sea areas, each being served only by the most appropriate of the above systems. Although there will be some duplication to allow a vessel to change from one system to another, the majority of messages will only be broadcast on one system.

3.3 NAVTEX transmissions should be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the NAVTEX Manual. These transmissions are subject to approval by the Maritime Safety Committee. The means of obtaining this approval is described in the NAVTEX Manual.

3.4 International SafetyNET service transmissions should be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the International SafetyNET Manual *

3.5 Member Governments may also choose to provide supplementary equivalent broadcasts of maritime safety information in other modes using other frequencies. These may include national NAVTEX services on 4,209.5 kHz and 490 kHz and HF NBDP broadcasts.


* Refer to COM/Circ.102/Rev.1, as it may be amended.

3 Broadcast methods

3 Broadcast methods


3.1 Two principal methods are used for broadcasting maritime safety information in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, in the areas covered by these methods, as follows:

 

  1. NAVTEX: broadcasts to coastal waters; and
  2. SafetyNET: broadcasts which cover all the waters of the globe except for Sea Area A4, as defined by resolution A.801(19), annex 3, paragraph 4, as amended.

3.2 Information shall be provided for unique and precisely defined sea areas, each being served only by the most appropriate of the above systems. Although there will be some duplication to allow a ship to change from one system to another, the majority of messages will only be broadcast on one system.


3.3 NAVTEX broadcasts shall be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the NAVTEX Manual.


3.4 SafetyNET broadcasts shall be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the International SafetyNET Manual.


3.5 HF NBDP may be used to promulgate maritime safety information in areas outside Inmarsat overage (SOLAS regulation IV/7.1.5).


3.6 In addition, Administrations may also provide maritime safety information by other means.

3 Broadcast methods

3 - Broadcast methods

3.1 Two principal methods are used for broadcasting maritime safety information in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, in the areas covered by these methods, as follows:

  1. NAVTEX: broadcasts to coastal waters; and

  2. SafetyNET: broadcasts which cover all the waters of the globe except for Sea Area A4, as defined by resolution A.801(19), annex 3, as amended.

3.2 Information should be provided for unique and precisely defined sea areas, each being served only by the most appropriate of the above methods. Although there will be some duplication to allow a ship to change from one method to another, the majority of warnings will be broadcast either on NAVTEX or SafetyNET.

3.3 NAVTEX broadcasts should be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the NAVTEX Manual.

3.4 SafetyNET broadcasts should be made in accordance with the standards and procedures set out in the International SafetyNET Manual.

3.5 HF NBDP may be used to promulgate maritime safety information in areas outside Inmarsat coverage (SOLAS regulation IV/7.1.5).

3.6 In addition, Administrations may also provide maritime safety information by other means.

3.7 In the event of failure of normal transmission facilities, an alternative means of transmission should be utilized. A NAVAREA warning and a coastal warning, if possible, should be issued detailing the failure, its duration and, if known, the alternative route for the dissemination of MSI.

4 Reception facilities


4.1 Ships are required to be capable of receiving maritime safety information broadcasts for the area in which they operate. This requirement is set out in chapter IV of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.

4.2 The international SafetyNET service receiving facility should conform to part A of the INMARSAT design and installation guidelines for the EGC SafetyNET equipment and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution A.664(16).

4.3 The NAVTEX receiver should operate in accordance with the technical specifications set out in CCIR Recommendation 540, as amended, and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution A.525(13).

4 Shipboard equipment

4 Shipboard equipment


4.1 Ships are required to be capable of receiving maritime safety information broadcasts for the area in which they operate in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.


4.2 The NAVTEX receiver should operate in accordance with the technical specifications set out in Recommendation ITU-R M.540-2, as amended, and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution MSC.148(77), as amended.


4.3 The SafetyNET receiver should conform to the Maritime Design and Installation Guidelines (DIGs) published by Inmarsat, and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution A.664(16).

4.4 In sea area A4, outside of the coverage of NAVTEX, where MSI is received using HF NBDP, the HF NBDP receiver should operate in accordance with the technical specifications set out in Recommendation ITU-R M.688, as amended, and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution A.700(17), as amended.

4 Shipboard equipment

4 - Shipboard equipment

4.1 Ships are required to be capable of receiving maritime safety information broadcasts for the area in which they operate in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

4.2The NAVTEX receiver should operate in accordance with the technical specifications set out in Recommendation ITU-R M.540, as amended. Resolution MSC.148(77) recommends Governments to ensure that NAVTEX receiver equipment, if installed on or after 1 July 2005, conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in resolution MSC.148(77), and if installed before 1 July 2005, conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the annex to resolution A.525(13).

4.3The SafetyNET receiver should conform to the Maritime Design and Installation Guidelines (DIGs), annex B, issue 6 of April 2008 published by Inmarsat. Resolution MSC.306(87) recommends Governments to ensure that EGC equipment, if installed on or after 1 July 2012, conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the annex to resolution MSC.306(87), and if installed before 1 July 2012, conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the annex to resolution A.664(16).

4.4 In sea area A4, outside of the coverage of NAVTEX, where MSI is received using HF NBDP, the HF NBDP receiver should operate in accordance with the technical specifications set out in Recommendation ITU-R M.688, as amended, and should meet the performance standards adopted by the Organization by resolution A.700(17), as amended.

5 Provision of information


5.1 Navigational warnings should be provided in accordance with the standards, organization and procedures of the WWNWS under the functional guidance of the International Hydrographic Organization through its Commission on Promulgation of Radio Navigational Warnings.

5.2 Meteorological information should be provided in accordance with the technical regulations and recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

5.3 Distress alerts should be provided by the various authorities responsible for co-ordinating maritime search and rescue operations in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the Organization.

5 Provision of information

5 Provision of information


5.1 Navigational warnings shall be provided in accordance with the standards, organization and procedures of the WWNWS under the functional guidance of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) through its Commission on the Promulgation of Radio Navigational Warnings (CPRNW).


5.2 Meteorological information shall be provided in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) technical regulations and recommendations, monitored and reviewed by the Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services of the Joint WMO/IOC1 Commission for Oceanograph and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM).


5.3 SAR information shall be provided by the various authorities responsible for coordinating maritime search and rescue operations in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the Organization.


5.4 Other urgent safety-related information shall be provided by the relevant national or international authority responsible for managing the system or scheme.


5.5 Relevant national or international authorities shall take into account the need for contingency planning.


1IOC is the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
5 Provision of information

5 - Provision of information

5.1 Navigational warnings should be provided in accordance with the standards, organization and procedures of the WWNWS under the functional guidance of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) through its World-Wide Navigational Warning Service Sub-Committee (WWNWS).

5.2 Meteorological information should be provided in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) technical regulations, recommendations, and procedures defined for the World-Wide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS) monitored and reviewed by the Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services of the Joint WMO/IOC1 Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM).

5.3 SAR information should be provided by the various authorities responsible for coordinating maritime search and rescue operations in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the Organization.

5.4 Other urgent safety-related information should be provided by the relevant national or international authority responsible for managing the system or scheme.

5.5 Relevant national or international authorities should take into account the need for contingency planning.

 


1 IOC is the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

6 Co-ordination procedures


6.1 In order to make the best use of automated reception facilities and to ensure that the mariner receives the minimum information necessary for safe navigation, careful co-ordination is required.

6.2 In general, this requirement for co-operation and co-ordination will be met by the standard operational procedures of IHO, WMO, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and INMARSAT.

6.3 Cases of difficulty should be referred, in the first instance, to the most appropriate parent body.

6.4 Member States wishing to provide maritime safety information services should nominate a national co-ordinator for each type of information concerned, informing the Organization of such nominations as they are made. The Organization will maintain and, through the Maritime Safety Committee, publish a list of the nominated co-ordinators.

6.5 The establishment of transmissions in the international NAVTEX service is co-ordinated by the Maritime Safety Committee. Detailed guidance on the provision of NAVTEX services is contained in the NAVTEX Manual.

6.6 The use of satellite maritime safety information services is co-ordinated by the Maritime Safety Committee.

6.7 The designation of service areas is an important part of the co-ordination process since it is intended that a vessel should be able to obtain all the information relevant to a given area from a single source. Information co-ordinators should, therefore, design their broadcasts to suit a particular service area. The Maritime Safety Committee will designate service areas for the international SafetyNET service and the international NAVTEX service. In doing so, the Committee will take full account of the character and volume of information and the pattern of maritime traffic in the region and the advice of IHO and WMO.

6 Co-ordination procedures

6 Coordination procedures


6.1 In order to make the best use of automated reception facilities, and to ensure that the mariner receives only that information necessary for safe navigation, careful coordination is required.


6.2 In general, this requirement for coordination will be met by the standard operational procedures of the Organization, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). Cases of difficulty should be referred, in the first instance, to the most appropriate parent body.


6.3 Administrations broadcasting maritime safety information should provide details of services to the Organization, which will maintain and publish this as part of the GMDSS Master Plan.


6.4 The coordination of changes to operational NAVTEX services and of the establishment of new stations is undertaken by the Coordinating Panel on NAVTEX Services of the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue on behalf of the Maritime Safety Committee.

6.5 The coordination of changes to operational SafetyNET services and of the authorization and registration of information providers is undertaken by the International SafetyNET Coordinating Panel of the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue on behalf of the Maritime Safety Committee.


6.6 Administrations should design their broadcasts to suit specific service areas. The designation of service areas is an important part of the coordination process since it is intended that a ship should be able to obtain all the information relevant to a given area from a single source. The Maritime Safety Committee approves NAVAREAs/METAREAs and service areas for the International NAVTEX and SafetyNET service as advised by IHO and WMO.

6 Co-ordination procedures

6 - Coordination procedures

6.1 In order to make the best use of automated reception facilities, and to ensure that the mariner receives at least the minimum information necessary for safe navigation, careful coordination is required.

6.2 In general, this requirement for coordination will be met by the standard operational procedures of the Organization, IHO, WMO, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). Cases of difficulty should be referred, in the first instance, to the most appropriate parent body.

6.3 Administrations broadcasting maritime safety information should provide details of services to the Organization, which will maintain and publish this as part of the GMDSS Master Plan.

6.4 The coordination of changes to operational NAVTEX services and of the establishment of new stations is undertaken by the IMO NAVTEX Coordinating Panel on behalf of the Maritime Safety Committee.

6.5 The coordination of changes to operational SafetyNET services and of the authorization and registration of information providers is undertaken by the International SafetyNET Co-ordinating Panel on behalf of the Maritime Safety Committee.

6.6 Administrations should design their broadcasts to suit specific service areas. The designation of service areas is an important part of the coordination process since it is intended that a ship should be able to obtain all the information relevant to a given area from a single source. The Maritime Safety Committee approves NAVAREAs/METAREAs and service areas for the International NAVTEX and SafetyNET services as advised by IHO and WMO.

7 System management


7.1 Proposals for amendment or enhancement of maritime safety information services should be submitted to the Maritime Safety Committee for evaluation.

7.2 The agreement of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as appropriate, and the active participation of other bodies should be sought, according to the nature of the proposed amendments.

7.3 The active participation of IHO, WMO, ITU and INMARSAT is considered necessary for the co-ordination of broadcasts of all maritime safety information.

7.4 Amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee will be notified to all concerned, will provide at least 12 months' notification and will come into force on 1 January of the following year.

7 System management

7 - IMO procedure for amending the maritime safety information service

7.1 Proposals for amendment or enhancement of the maritime safety information service should be submitted for evaluation by the appropriate Sub-Committee. Amendments will only be adopted after the approval of the Maritime Safety Committee.

7.2 The agreement of IHO, WMO, IMSO and ITU, as appropriate, and the active participation of other bodies should be sought, according to the nature of the proposed amendments.

    
7.3
Amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee will be notified to all concerned. At least 12 months' notice will be given before implementation and they will come into force on 1 January of the following year.

7 System management

7 Procedure for amending the maritime safety information service


7.1 Proposals for amendment or enhancement of the maritime safety information service should be submitted for evaluation to Maritime Safety Committee through the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue.


7.2 The agreement of the IHO, WMO, IMSO and ITU, as appropriate, and the active participation of other bodies should be sought, according to the nature of the proposed amendments.


7.3 The active participation of IHO, WMO, IMSO and ITU is considered necessary for the coordination of broadcasts of all maritime safety information.


7.4 Amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee will be notified to all concerned. At least 12 months’ notice will be given before implementation and they will come into force on 1 January of the following year.

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