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Reference EN 61097-1:2007
Title Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 1: Radar transponder - Marine search and rescue (SART) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results
Project Number 20882
Abstract/Scope Specifies the performance standards and type testing of marine radar transponders used in search and rescue operations at sea (SART), as required by Regulation 6.2.2 of Chapter III, and 7.1.3 and 8.3.1 of Chapter IV of the 1988 amendments to the 1974 International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Is associated with IEC 60936 and IEC 60945. This new edition takes into account changes to the IMO performance standards for the SART in resolution A.802(19).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-08-31
Current Stage code deadline 2008-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 80
Reference Document IEC 61097-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 47.020.70 - Navigation and control equipment
Keywords Global maritime distress and safety system; Radar; Transponder; Search; Rescue
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6060 2007-08-31 2008-05-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2007-08-01 2007-10-01  
5060 2007-06-18 2007-07-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-04-13 2007-06-15  
3090 2007-03-09 2007-03-31  
5060 2007-02-14 2007-02-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-09-08 2007-02-09  
1090 2006-09-05 2006-09-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-08-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-08-01


Supersedes EN 61097-1:1993
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IMO Resolution A.530 (13):1983
ITU-R Report 1036-1:1999
IMO Resolution A.222 (VII):1984
IMO Resolution A.477 (XII):1981
IMO SOLAS 1974 Amendments:1988
IMO Resolution A.694 (17):1991
IMO Resolution A.802 (19):1995
ITU-R Recommendation M.628-4:2006
EN 60936-1:2000
EN 60945:2002

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