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AMVER Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting
COMSAR Sub-Committee on Radio communications and Search and Rescue
COSPAS-SARSAT international satellite-based search and rescue system, established by Canada, France, the USA, and Russia.
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress & Safety System
IMO

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It currently has 163 Member States. IMO was established to adopt legislation. Governments are responsible for implementing it.

ISPS International Ship & Port Facility Security Code. The International Maritime Organization s ISPS Code has introduced new maritime regulations to protect ports and international shipping against terrorism, by improving early detection and monitoring of potential threats. All ships over 500 gross tones are required to be equipped with a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), which is capable of discreetly raising the alarm to the relevant authorities and tracking the vessel if the security of the vessel is compromised. Compliance with this code will become mandatory in July 2004.
MSR

Maritime Search and Rescue

NAVTEX international, automated system for instantly distributing maritime navigational warnings, weather forecasts and warnings, search and rescue notices and similar information to ships.
SARTs

Search and Rescue Radar Transponders

SSAS Ship Security Alert System
   

 

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