The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 62940:2016 . This includes “Maritime navigation and radio-communication equipment and systems – Integrated communication system (ICS) – Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results.” This standard is now available on the IEC webstore.
Description: “IEC 62940:2016(E) specifies the minimum operational and performance requirements, technical characteristics and methods of testing, and required test results, for shipborne integrated communication systems (ICS) designed to perform ship external communication and distress and safety communications (GMDSS) and the functions of onboard routing of this communication. It takes account of IMO Resolution A.694(17) and is associated with IEC 60945. When a requirement in this document is different from IEC 60945, the requirement in this document takes precedence..”
*Description from the IEC Website.