ITU Maritime Publications on CDs are mandatory to be carried on board for all ships equipped with radio navigation and GMDSS. According to SOLAS all vessels must fully comply with the GMDSS requirements.
Each ship must have the latest and most up-to-date versions of the ITU publications. Normally the new editions are published annually. The new CDs must be purchased from official suppliers. We provide and deliver the CDs with ITU publications all over the world.
The most recent editions of ITU CDs are currently available to order:
The List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (List V) is a service publication prepared and issued, once a year, by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in accordance with provision no. 20.8 of the Radio Regulations (RR). As stipulated in Appendix 16 to the RR, this List shall be provided to all ship stations for which a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) installation is required by international agreement.
New 2022 edition: available to order from 1 June 2022; vessels should begin to have this edition onboard July/August 2022.
Note: List V currently exists in CD format only. Vessels are invited to register their official CD by scanning their unique QR code.
List IV contains important information for the mariner in relation to radiocommunications, including the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System). Detailed information such as the frequencies for transmitting and receiving, in addition to geographical coordinates, is provided for maritime coast radio stations, including those assuming watch-keeping using digital selective calling (DSC) techniques and radiotelephony. List IV also supplies details of additional services such as medical advice, navigational and meteorological warnings, MSI (Maritime Safety Information), AIS (Automatic Identification System), meteorological bulletins and radio time signals, along with the hours of service and operational frequencies, information on port stations, pilot stations, coast Earth stations, VTS stations, contact information of RCC (Rescue Coordination Centers), SAR agencies, Navarea coordinators and AtoNs (AIS Aids to Navigation).
As stipulated in Appendix 16 to the RR, this List shall be provided to all ship stations for which a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) installation is required by international agreement.
Now available. Note: This title exists in CD format only, no book/hard-copy forrmat. End-users should register their official CD by scanning their unique QR code.
New edition: November 2021.
The Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services is published in accordance with Article 20 (No. 20.14) of the Radio Regulations and results from studies carried out in the ITU-R since 2008. Volume 1 provides descriptive text of the organization and operation of the GMDSS and other maritime operational procedures, while Volume 2 contains the extracts of the regulatory texts associated with maritime operations.
2020 edition now available in CD format, exceptionally without the ITU hologram. Each purchased copy should be registered by the end-user with a quick scan of the QR code on the jacket's back cover.
Paper edition in English now also available.