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Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue

22/02/2017

Role of the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR)

Under the direct instruction of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and as may be requested by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) considers matters related to the following subjects:
  • performance standards, maintenance requirements and relevant procedures for radiocommunication equipment and operational communications related to safety or maritime security, including the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS);
  • co-operation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regarding maritime mobile radiocommunication matters;
  • the GMDSS Master Plan;
  • technical and operational measures and recommendations on the worldwide implementation of maritime search and rescue, including the maintenance of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual;
  • co-operation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding joint aeronautical and maritime search and rescue issues; and
  • the Global SAR Plan.

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