One more useful publication for all navigators. The book starts with the general info about maritime communications and then we proceed to the proper conduct of the maritime radio conversations. The next chapter addresses the established distress/urgency/safety procedures to be strictly followed, while the following one has been solely devoted to the SAR, standing for the search-and-rescue operations.
The rest of the content is covering the routine voice communications, digital selective calling and DSC operational procedures for the vessels, universal AIS transponders, MMSI, IAMSAR manual of communications, COMSAR/CIRC/21, ship reporting systems, GMDSS and may other relevant information.
There is also a concise glossary of terms and abbreviations used within this document and during maritime communications in general. make sure you have a copy of this relatively compact but so practical publication on board your ship and make it accessible for easy and ready reference of the crew members.