Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR)


The Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) deals with all matters related to navigation and communication, including the analysis and approval of ships routeing measures and ship reporting systems; carriage requirements and performance standards for navigational and communication equipment; the long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) system and the development of e-navigation. It also deals with search and rescue matters and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), including recognition of service providers. Joint working groups reporting to the NCSR Sub-Committee include the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on Harmonization of Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue and the Joint IMO/ITU Experts Group on Maritime Radiocommunication Matters.

Completed Meetings

Title Date
NCSR 11th session 13/06/2024
NCSR 10th session 19/05/2023
NCSR 9th session 01/07/2022
NCSR-8th-session 28/04/2021
NCSR 7th session 24/01/2020
NCSR 6th session 25/01/2019
NCSR 5th session 23/02/2018
NCSR 4th session 10/03/2017
NCSR 3rd session 04/03/2016
NCSR 2nd session 13/03/2015
NCSR 1st Session 04/07/2014
NAV 59th session 06/09/2013
NAV 58th session 06/07/2012
COMSAR 16th session 16/03/2012
NAV 57th session 10/06/2011
COMSAR 15th session 11/03/2011
NAV 56th Session 30/11/2010
COMSAR 14th Session 12/03/2010
NAV 55th Session 31/07/2009
COMSAR 13th Session 23/01/2009