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Over 40 employees of FSUE “Rosmorport” receive awards for the 25th anniversary of GMDSS

43 employees of FSUE “Rosmorport” have been awarded for their great personal contribution to ensuring the safety of navigation and the protection of human life at sea. The awarding was held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

16 employees of the central office of the enterprise, as well as the Murmansk and Petropavlovsk branches, Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin, Far Eastern Basin, North-Eastern Basin and North-Western Basin branches were awarded a certificate of honor signed by General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”.

Commendation of General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport” was awarded to 27 employees of the Arkhangelsk and Astrakhan branches, the Azovo-Chernomorsky, North-Eastern and North-Western Basin branches.

Since its establishment, FSUE “Rosmorport” has been continuously working on the construction, reconstruction and technical re-equipment of GMDSS and NAVTEX coast radio stations in most Russian seaports. In recent years, GMDSS and NAVTEX radio stations have been built in the seaport of Sabetta, NAVTEX radio station has been built in the seaport of Taganrog, facilities of Sea Areas A1, A2 GMDSS and NAVTEX in the Russian seaports of the Baltic, White, Caspian, Black and Japanese Seas have been re-equipped or reconstructed. This became possible thanks to the hard, conscientious work of highly qualified specialists.

Today, 43 Sea Area A1 coast stations, 18 Sea Area A2 coast stations and 11 NAVTEX service coast stations are maintained and operated by the enterprise in 24-hour and year-round mode. More than 400 specialists of the enterprise's communications and electrical navigation services, including 187 GMDSS and NAVTEX operators, ensure the continuous operation of the entire complex of GMDSS facilities. And more than 110 employees take over the round-the-clock duty every day.

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The history of GMDSS in Russia began with the adoption of amendments of 1988 to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974, ratified by the Russian Federation as the successor of the USSR.

By 1997-1998, the Marine Fleet Service of the Ministry of Transport of Russia had developed and approved national standards governing the creation of sea areas.

Thus, conditions were created that made it possible to ensure commissioning of Sea Areas A1 and A2 in the Russian zone of responsibility of the Black, Azov, Baltic and Barents seas, as well as in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan) and in the waters adjacent to the ports of the southern part of Sakhalin Island by February 1, 1999.