What is Global Maritime Distress and Safety System or GMDSS and its details?

  1. Continue to listen for minimum 05 minutes on the appropriate frequency.
  2. At the end of the period, if urgency message is heard, a land station, if possible be notified of the receipt of the urgency signal.
  3. Thereafter normal working may be resumed.

Man Over Board :-

Distress priority for DSC (alerting) purpose but the subsequent RT procedure still requires the urgency signal PANPAN.


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  • Man Overboard is a distress situation. Even the RT message will be Distress message . Information given that RT message will be Urgency is absolutely wrong. Students following this in GOC examination will fail. Request you to correct this. You may consult ITU manual for maritime mobile & maritime mobile satellite services.
    Thanking you

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