ITU have issued a good educational video about combating illegal copies of ITU publications. The video explains root and repercussions of the problem. Same time, ITU have sent an instruction to all PSC and class societies how to identify if presented ITU publications is legal or counterfeit. At the moment of publishing, GMDSS-compliant vessels should have the following ITU publications onboard:
- List IV – List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations – 2017 edition
- List V – List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments – 2018 edition
- Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services – 2016 edition
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