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1077 REVOKED Evaluation of mobile-satellite sytems GMDSS
Geldigheid:06-06-2003 t/m 28-11-2007Status: Was geldig

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MSC/Circ.1077

Revoked by A.1001(25) EIF = November 28th, 2007

Procedure for evaluation and possible recognition of mobile-satellite systems notified for use in the GMDSS

  1. The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-second session (MSC 72) in May 2000,
    requested the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) to develop a procedure for recognition of mobile-satellite systems for use in the GMDSS.

  2. The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-seventh session (28 May to 6 June 2003),
    with a view to ensuring that a proper procedure is put in place for evaluation and possible
    recognition of mobile-satellite systems notified for use in the GMDSS, approved the Procedure prepared by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) at its seventh session, as set out in the annex. The attached annex also facilitates the evaluation and possible recognition of such mobile-satellite systems by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue and final adoption by the Maritime Safety Committee.

  3. Member Governments are invited to use the annexed Procedure when submitting mobile-satellite communication systems to be recognized by the Organization for use in the GMDSS
    and to bring the annexed Procedure to the attention of all parties concerned.

Annex

Background
 
1 Assembly resolution A.888(21) on Criteria for the provision of mobile-satellite communication systems for use in the GMDSS forms the basis for evaluation and possible recognition of mobile-satellite systems notified by Governments to the Organization for use in the GMDSS.

Procedure

2 In accordance with section 1 of the Annex to resolution A.888(21) the following procedure should apply for evaluation and possible recognition of mobile-satellite systems notified by Governments for use in the GMDSS.

Administration action

3 Governments, either individually or in co-operation, notify the Organization of a mobile-satellite system intended for use in the GMDSS, including the necessary documentation indicating:

  1. that the mobile-satellite communication system notified conforms to the criteria set out in resolution A.888(21);

  2. the coverage area and the extent of coverage area from shore of the mobile-satellite system notified;

  3. that the provisions of resolution A.707(17) on Charges for Distress, Urgency and Safety Messages are complied with;

  4. availability of the mobile-satellite system concerned, using standard statistical calculations or by actual operation experience; and

  5. statement or evidence of economic viability for long-term provision of service.

Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue action

4 Verification by comparison between the documentation received and the criteria, set out in the Annex to resolution A.888(21), that the notified system complies with all criteria contained in the Annex to resolution A.888(21).

5 Verification by examination of the documentation received from the notifying Government or Governments that:

  1. the mobile-satellite communication system is compatible with the SOLAS requirements; and 

  2. recognition of the mobile-satellite system will not result in substantial changes having to be made to existing procedures or equipment performance standards.

6 If necessary, development of new performance standards and/or procedures for the particular mobile-satellite system.

7 If necessary, development of proposals for amendments to the provisions of the relevant regulations in chapter IV of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.

8 Forward to the Maritime Safety Committee the recommendation with respect to the nominated mobile-satellite system including all relevant supporting documentation.

Maritime Safety Committee action

9 Appropriate decisions regarding recognition of the notified system for use in the GMDSS are needed.

General

10 Governments1, which license or authorize mobile-satellite systems recognized by the Organization, should make available to the Organization, at each session of the Sub-Committee, a report of availability and performance of the system. This report should indicate whether or not the mobile-satellite system continues to meet the criteria contained in resolution A.888(21).

11 The Organization includes and maintains in the GMDSS Master Plan details of all areas covered by the mobile-satellite communication systems and by the individual coast earth stations operating in the systems recognized for use in the GMDSS.


1Note: IMSO is considering expanding the scope of its oversight and this may result in oversight responsibility for all GMDSS satellite participants
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