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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Circulars - Safety of Navigation - Circular SN.1/Circ.322 Information on the Display of AIS-SART, AIS Man Overboard and EPIRB-AIS Devices (24 June 2013) - Circular


  1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-second session (12 to 21 June 2013), noted the issue of developments in location devices using AIS technology.

  2 Although international and national consideration of these devices is ongoing, they are available for use and will be displayed on shipborne AIS equipment. Therefore, it was considered that information for seafarers was needed. Accordingly, the Committee approved the circulation of the attached information to seafarers on the display of AIS-SART, AIS Man overboard (MOB) and EPIRB-AIS devices, prepared by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR), at its seventeenth session (21 to 25 January 2013), taking into account the recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV), at its fifty-eighth session (2 to 6 July 2012).

  3 The Committee further noted that the use of these devices might need to be reviewed in the more general context of GMDSS and the role of AIS. This information, therefore, might be reviewed during the process of review and modernization of the GMDSS.

  4 Member Governments are invited to bring the information to the attention of all parties concerned.

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