Class and Statutory News

Compliance for GMDSS HF NBDP channeling requirements

04.05.16

Reminder from Marshall Islands of the 2012 Radio Regulations

Convention : SOLAS CH IV Radiocommunications

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This MSA is revoked. See MSA No. 40-16

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) has issued the following attached Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) which concerns the compliance for GMDSS HF NBDP channeling requirements. 

Indeed, in order to ensure Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) communication capability, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued requirements that High Frequency (HF) radiocommunications equipment capable of operating Narrow-Band Direct Printing (NBDP) is updated to meet the new channeling arrangements, contained in the 2012 Radio Regulations HF, Appendix 17, Part B, Sections II and III (HF direct-printing telegraphy), by the first safety radio survey after 01 January 2017.