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Safety Alert: Loss of INMARSAT C Safety Messages

April 2, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert reporting that users of INMARSAT C ship earth stations risk losing messages if the printer is not connected to and maintained with the INMARSAT C terminal or if floppy drive maintenance is not regularly performed on the terminal. Additionally, certain non-GMDSS-approved software (e.g., Windows-based software) may freeze up if this maintenance is not performed. (HK Law).


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