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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.1051(27) – IMO/WMO Worldwide Met–Ocean Information and Warning Service – Guidance Document – (Adopted on 30 November 2011) - The Assembly,

The Assembly,

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization regarding the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety,

 NOTING the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, in particular regulation V/5 (Safety of navigation – Meteorological services and warnings),

 BEARING IN MIND the decisions of the 62nd Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),

 RECOGNIZING that the existing WMO GMDSS Marine Broadcast System, as amended, is an integral part of the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS),

 FURTHER RECOGNIZING that the WMO GMDSS Marine Broadcast System needs to be fully in harmony with the IMO/IHO World-Wide Navigational Warning Services and able to respond to requirements for maritime safety services expressed by IMO,

 NOTING the provisions made for the promulgation of maritime safety information by the 1988 amendments to the 1974 SOLAS Convention concerning radio communications for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its eighty-ninth session,

  1. ADOPTS the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service ‒ Guidance Document, as set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to implement the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service;

  3. AUTHORIZES the Maritime Safety Committee to keep the annexed guidance document under review and update it as necessary in light of experience gained in its application, in accordance with the procedure set out in section 7 of the annex to the present resolution.


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