Technical Reports

GMDSS for Dummies

GMDSS – The Idiot’s Guide Er, what is it? Global Maritime Distress and Safety System – a system of terrestrial and satellite communications to enable fast response to Distress situations at sea from shore-based resources. Why? And what is its history? Radio was first installed on ships around the turn of the 20th century. At the …

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Hong Kong Electronic Charts

Hong Kong Charts and Licensing Saga Recently Navionics announced that the Hong Kong Hydrographic Office (HKHO) had sent them a letter informing them that they had to remove the Hong Kong Chart data they were using as they had not paid a license fee for it. Navionics replied saying they were paying a license but …

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