Which types of vessels required to have GMDSS?

  • GMDSS will apply to all Cargo Ship of 300 GT and above, and
  • To all passenger ship regardless of size on international voyage.

GMDSS is largely but not fully automated system The GMDSS emphasizes the ability to alert SAR authorities ashore as well as shipping in the vicinity in order to receive a rapid co-ordinated response to distress situations.


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