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.