SafetyNET is an international automatic direct printing satellite-based service for the promulgation of
Maritime Safety Information (MSI), navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts,
Search and Rescue (SAR) information and other urgent safety-related messages to ships and fulfills an
integral role in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
This Manual is intended primarily for national Administrations and registered information providers,
but may also be useful to the mariner who requires more operational information than is found in
manufacturers’ equipment manuals.