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global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS)

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is a worldwide safety system for shipping that provides assistance in maritime emergencies. The GMDSS system uses satellite communication, the GPS system and marine radio to locate ships and persons in distress and to coordinate assistance.

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Englisch: global maritime distress and safety system - GMDSS
Updated at: 30.09.2008
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