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GLOSSARY, ACRONYMS AND OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

COMSARSub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (IMO)
ECDISElectronic Chart Display Information System
GMDSSGlobal Maritime Distress and Safety System
GTSGlobal Telecommunication System (WMO)
HFHigh Frequency
IHOInternational Hydrographic Organization
IMOInternational Maritime Organization
IMSOInternational Mobile Satellite Organization
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union
LESLand Earth Station (Inmarsat)
MSCMaritime Safety Committee (IMO)
MSIMaritime Safety Information
NAVTEXInternational system for reception of marine safety information
NMSNational Meteorological Service
RSMCRegional Specialized Meteorological Centre
SOLASInternational Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization
WWNWSWorld-Wide Navigational Warning Service (IHO/IMO)