מי אמר שלא מקשיבים על 16 ? כמו שכתוב למטה, אניות חיבות להמשיל להקשיב לערוץ 16 לחות בעתץיד הנראה בעיין (במקור : foreseeable future)שיט וימאות >>
(ראה מסמך מצורף בהודעה של SAILOR1 למעלה).
Watchkeeping on VHF channel 16 by SOLAS ships
The issue of watchkeeping on channel 16 was discussed, following the adoption by the MSC in 2002 of resolution MSC.131(75) on Maintenance of a continuous listening watch on VHF channel 16 by SOLAS ships whilst at sea and installation of VHF DSC facilities on non SOLAS ships, revoking resolution MSC.77(69). The resolution determines that having regard to SOLAS regulation IV/12.3, every ship, while at sea, shall continue to maintain, when practicable, continuous listening watch on VHF channel 16, until such time as the Maritime Safety Committee may determine the cessation of this requirement, provided that a re assessment is undertaken by the Organization no later than 2005.
The Sub-Committee came to the conclusion that watchkeeping on VHF channel 16 by SOLAS ships should be required and kept for the foreseeable future with a view to providing a distress alerting and communication channel for non-SOLAS vessels; and bridge-to-bridge communications for SOLAS ships. It invited the Committee to note this