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UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Keep up to date with ‘M-Notices’ and other regulation changes through the UK MCA site

US Coastguard The updated USCG ‘maritime communications’ section includes extensive information on the GMDSS

International Maritime Satellite Organisation (Inmarsat) Details and news about Inmarsat mobile satellite services and the Inmarsat Organisation - including the Inmarsat Ship Directory and ‘Crew Calling’ services.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) View ‘the IMO News’ and other information, on-line

UK Hydrographic Office Keep up to date with weekly Notices to Mariners (NTMs) - including changes to Admiralty Lists of Radio Signals (ALRS).

Cospas-Sarsat Organisation Cospas-Sarsat Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are the most common satellite EPIRBs in use on GMDSS-fitted vessels. This site provides information on the Cospas-Sarsat system and organisation - including progress with deploying geo-stationary satellites (in addition to the polar-orbiting satellites)

The AMVER Service The US Coast Guard AMVER site - providing details of this voluntary-reporting system for vessels of all nationalities, to assist with Search & Rescue operations and other emergencies.

Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) The International Radio Medical Centre in Rome provides a free ‘medical advice’ service to ships at sea, of any nationality.

ITU Mars Database An on-line database of ship’s names, radio callsigns, Inmarsat ID’s and Maritime Mobile Service Identities (MMSIs - for use with Digital Selective Calling/DSC equipment). Individual entries may be incomplete/out of date!.

CIRM - International Association of Maritime Electronics Companies - worldwide database of marine radio/electronic equipment suppliers and maintainers.

UK HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE - This link takes you to the Radio Navigation Warnings page for NAVAREA I.

Inmarsat ID’s - this link takes you to the Inmarsat Ship Directory