:: Volume 2, Issue 5 (Fall 2011 2011) ::
JPG 2011, 2(5): 43-50 Back to browse issues page
A Close Scrutiny of Global Maritime Distress System in Maritime Environment
Mohammad Mahdavi Gorabi *, Roya Emam, Mesbah Sayehbani, Ebrahim Aminizadeh
, mahdavi.m.g@gmail.com
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Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) is one of the best and most efficient systems for emergency. The systems have been developed to provide mariners global communications and locating network. This system includes land stations for all INMARSAT services to reporting at sea, and so far using this communication system, in marine emergency situations has helped rescue thousands of lives. All INMARSAT information and COSPAS-SARSAT services are able to receive emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) data and coast stations. In this Paper, an approach towards improving the GMDSS systems is presented. After identifying the weak points of the current systems, following were discussed: • Analyzing and inspecting the level and amount of false signals received by the system • Identifying and inspecting the reasons behind reception of false emergency signals in the system • Analyzing the costs incurred after reception of false signals in GMDSS systems
Keywords: Maritime Distress, GMDSS, Human Element, EPIRB, SAR, DSC
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Type of Study: Basic and Original Research | Subject: Physical Oceanography
Received: 2012/01/30 | Accepted: 2013/07/23 | ePublished: 2013/07/23

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