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The Assembly

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

 NOTING Resolution A.420(XI) on the development of the maritime distress and safety system which recommends that Administrations should introduce narrow-band direct-printing (NBDP) broadcasts for the promulgation of navigational and meteorological warnings to shipping,

 NOTING FURTHER Resolution A.525(13) on performance standards for NBDP telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships on the frequency 518 kHz,

 CONSIDERING that high-frequency (HF) NBDP broadcasts may be used in the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fifty-eighth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Performance Standards for Narrow-Band Direct-Printing Telegraph Equipment for the Reception of Navigational and Meteorological Warnings and Urgent Information to Ships (MSI) by HF, set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to ensure that equipment for the reception of NBDP broadcasts of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (MSI) by HF conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the annex to the present resolution;

  3. RECOMMENDS FURTHER Governments to allow ships carrying MF/HF radio installations in accordance with Resolution A.613(15) to use such equipment in lieu of equipment complying with the standard specified in the annex to the present resolution, until the GMDSS is fully implemented in accordance with Regulations IV/1.5.2 and IV/1.6 of the 1988 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974.


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