BRIDGE EQUIPMENT – NAVTEX.

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NAVTEX , All about Navtex

ABOUT

NAVTEX (NAVigational TEleX), It is a type of one communication system where we only receive navigational warnings sent by the Navtex station.
NAVTEX was developed to provide information at low cost fortunately there is no user fees associated with receiving NAVTEX broadcasts.

REQUIREMENT

Navtex is part of GMDSS equipment which is required to be fitted onboard every ship as per SOLAS Chapter IV Reg 7.

FREQUENCY

The international navtex frequency is 518 kHz, and these broadcasts should always be in English. National transmission (Generally in local Language)of navtex uses 490 kHz.

LIST OF NAVTEX STATIONS

The world is divided into 16 areas + 5 areas recently introduced for the Arctic region.

  • Navarea 1 – North Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic Sea
  • Navarea 2 – East Atlantic
  • Navarea 3 – Mediterranean Sea
  • Navarea 4 – West Atlantic
  • Navarea 5 – Brasil
  • Navarea 6 – Argentina, Uruguay
  • Navarea 7 – South Africa
  • Navarea 8 – India
  • Navarea 9 – Arabia
  • Navarea 10 – Australia
  • Navarea 11 – East Asia
  • Navarea 12 – Eastern Pacific
  • Navarea 13 – Russia
  • Navarea 14 – New Zealand, Southern Pacific
  • Navarea 15 – Chile
  • Navarea 16 – Peru
  • + 5 areas recently introduced for the Arctic region

Navtex Message text screen

FORMAT OF MESSAGE

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