The Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) deals with all matters related to navigation and communication.

  • analysis and approval of ships routing measures and ship reporting systems

  • carriage requirements and performance standards for navigational and communication equipment

  • long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) system and the development of e-navigation

  • search and rescue matters

  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

  • recognition of service providers


Joint working groups reporting to the NCSR Sub-Committee include the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on Harmonization of Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue and the Joint IMO/ITU Experts Group on Maritime Radiocommunication Matters.

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