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1038 - Guidelines For General Radiocommunications
Geldigheid:28-05-2002 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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Ref. T2/6.01                                                                                                               MSC/Circ.1038

28 May 2002


1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-fifth session (15 to 24 May 2002), approved Guidelines for general radiocommunications, prepared by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) at its sixth session (18 to 22 February 2002).

2 The annexed Guidelines are intended to provide guidance to Governments on criteria for general radiocommunications to meet GMDSS requirements in areas where no such services exist.

3 Member Governments are invited to bring these Guidelines to the attention of all parties concerned for information and action, as appropriate.





1          Terminology


1.1       Generalradiocommunications meansoperationalandpubliccorrespondencetraffic,other than   distress,   urgency   and   safety   messages,   conducted   by   radio   (SOLAS   Chapter   IV, regulation 2.1.5).


However,operationalandpubliccorrespondencetrafficcouldincludeotherradiocommunications relatedtothesafenavigationofthe ship such as ship movement, medical advice, weather reports, etc.


1.2       Publiccorrespondence meansanytelecommunicationwhichtheofficesandstationsmust,by reasonoftheirbeingatthedisposalofthepublic,acceptfortransmission(ITURadioRegulations, provision No. 1.116).


1.3       Alternativecommunicationsystem meansacommunicationsystemavailabletoindividualsor to ships in areas where no maritime VHF/MF public correspondence services are available.


2        Criteria


2.1       TheshipmustbefullyequippedtoperformallGMDSSfunctionsinallwaterswhereitis sailing.


2.2       Thealternativecommunicationsystemorsystemsusedforgeneralradiocommunicationsin A1/A2seaareaswherenomaritimeVHF/MFpubliccorrespondenceservicesareavailable,should:


.1         covertheareaconcerned(haveawelldefinedcoverageareasuchasmapofcoverage or estimated mileage froma coast station);


.2         offer connection to the landbased public switched network;


.3         be capable of handling traffic fromship-to-shore and fromshore-to-ship;


.4         becapableoftransmittingvoiceorwrittenmessages(directprinting(email),faxor data communications);


.5         be in operation 24 hours a day;  and


.6         operate in accordance with the ITU Radio Regulations.


2.3       The appropriate personnel of the ship should be:


.1         knowledgeableintheuseofthealternativecommunicationsystemorsystemsused onboardtheshipforgeneralradiocommunicationsinseaareasA1/A2whereno maritime VHF/MF public correspondence services are available;  and


.2         fully aware of areas covered by such alternative systemor systems.

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