Issuing Service

Issuing service means a National Meteorological Service which has accepted responsibility for ensuring that meteorological warnings and forecasts for shipping are disseminated through the Inmarsat SafetyNET service to the designated area (METAREA) for which the Service has accepted responsibility under the broadcast requirements of the GMDSS;
Note: As defined in WMO-No 558

Source: IMO resolution A.1051(27), IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service ‒ Guidance Document, 20 December 2011, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance 

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