The article describes how the value of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) as a life saver was proven in two incidents at the end of 1994. In the first, a solo yachtsman was plucked from the sea after his boat struck an unknown objects, and in the second, the lives of around 1,000 people were saved from the blazing cruise vessel Achille Lauro. Although vastly different in scale, the responses to both incidents were co-ordinated using facilities and equipment enshrined in the GMDSS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schip & Werf de Zee, v 5, Sept 1995, p 43 [2 p, 1 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM