FCC 80.1109 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 80.1109 Distress, urgency, and safety communications.
(a) Distress traffic consists of all messages relating to the immediate
assistance required by the ship in distress, including search and
rescue communications and on-scene communications. Distress traffic
must as far as possible be on the frequencies contained in § 80.1077.
(b) Urgency and safety communications include: navigational and
meteorological warnings and urgent information; ship-to-ship safety
navigation communications; ship reporting communications; support
communications for search and rescue operations; other urgency and
safety messages and communications relating to the navigation,
movements and needs of ships and weather observation messages destined
for an official meteorological service.
(c) Intership navigation safety communications are those VHF
radiotelephone communications conducted between ships for the purpose
of contributing to the safe movement of ships. The frequency 156.650
MHz is used for intership navigation safety communications (see
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