OPTIMALISASI ALAT DAN SISTEM GMDSS SEBAGAI UPAYA PENYELAMATAN JIWA PADA KN. SAR SADEWA 231
This research aims to determine the optimization of the use of GMDSS tools and systems to save the lives of KN crew members. SAR SADEWA 231 BASARNAS Semarang. This research was conducted using a qualitative approach, and data collection used observation, interviews, and literature study methods. Researchers conducted direct observations on the objects studied, interviews with related parties, and literature studies. The results of the discussion found that there were still obstacles in using GMDSS tools, including frequent problems with the VHF (very high frequency) GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) at KN. SAR SADEWA 231, there was a miscommunication between the office and the Rescue KN team. SAR SADEWA 231 due to a lack of information about field conditions. Apart from that, there still needs to be more crew knowledge in using the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) system. GMDSS is an internationally approved safety equipment package consisting of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to save ships, boats, or aeroplanes that have experienced accidents. This research concludes that maintenance on the GMDSS system must be further improved to optimize the duties and responsibilities of KN SAR SADEWA 231. Any equipment damaged on the GMDSS system must be repaired immediately so that the damage does not have fatal consequences. Apart from that, Basarnas should be able to increase the quota of crew members with a level of shipping education and expertise in shipping to produce crew members and rescue teams who are reliable and skilled in their fields.