Navtex introduction

Navtex is an automatic broadcasting and reception system for maritime safety information.
It uses narrow-band direct printing telegraphy.
It supplies shipping and leisure craft with vital information, such as navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information.
This information is printed out or displayed automatically by dedicated receivers called Navtex receivers.
Navtex is a part of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and has been included in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).