GMDSS - GLOSSARY OF TERMS


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SMCP

Standard Marine Communication Phrases.

SOLAS

Safety of Life at Sea. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.

SOLAS Convention

Safety of Life at Sea Convention as adopted by the IMO, and accepted by contracting governments.

SSAS

Ship Security Alert System. A system fitted under Regulation 6 of SOLAS chapter XI

SSB

Single Side Band mode of emission using amplitude modulation, where one sideband is reduced, suppressed or fully removed.

SSM

Sea Safety Message. A type of coastal warning referring to hazards which are considered to be of a temporary nature, eg. floating logs, temporary buoys, etc, usually broadcast for a defined period.

SSRM

Short Safety Related Messaging. A text

STCW

Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (Code and International Convention on).

T

TMAS

Telemedical Maritime Advice Services.

Tx

Transmitter or transmit frequency


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