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How Navtex works?

The Navtex operates in the medium frequency band at 518 kHz. Some nations use the 490 kHz frequency for transmissions in their native tongues, also referred to as national navtex. Messages are produced on 4209.5 kHz in areas where receiving

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What is a NAVTEX frequency?

An international automated medium frequency (518 kHz) direct-printing service called NAVTEX sends essential marine safety information to ships and navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts.

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What is Navarea and Metarea?

The NAVAREA coordinators help the Worldwide Navigation Warning Service, and the METAREA coordinators support the Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service. Both offer the seafarers forecast and warning tools via SafetyNet and Navtex.

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How does a NAVTEX work?

Ships are provided with urgent Marine Safety information and navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts via a NAVTEX receiver onboard. As part of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System, it is essential (GMDSS)

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