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#AIS 13 min

According to SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 18.9, the automatic identification systems (AIS) must be tested annually: “The test shall be conducted by an approved surveyor or an approved testing or servicing facility. The test shall verify the correct programming of the ship static information, correct data exchange with connected sensors as well as verifying the radio performance by radio frequency measurement and on-air test using, e.g., a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). A copy of the test report shall be retained on board the ship”.

 

Evolution
#SART 12 min

The search and rescue radar transponder (SART) is an important part of the GMDSS intended for locating ship or survival craft at sea ...

Why
#AIS 5 min

An essential maritime safety tool Automatic Identification System (AIS) serves for exchange of real-time safety and navigation information between ...

Evolution

The MF/HF/VHF radio stations with DSC (Digital Selective Calling) are an essential component of modern communication systems operating ...

Evolution
#EPIRB 24 min

The phased implementation of the GMDSS began with the mandatory equipping of vessels with satellite beacons. Its introduction made it ...

Evolution
#General 4 min

The protection of human life at sea has reached a new level over the past three decades, - since 1992, the phased implementation of the ...

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Essential
#General 11 min

"History

The lucky yachtsman"

On 5 January 1997 the single-handed Tony Bullimore’s yacht participating in around-the-globe ...

Remote
#General 6 min

Remote surveys are not a new form of service maintenance; they have been used for some years already. Lots of companies turn to digitalization of ...

Multi
#General 9 min

This article gives instruction on installation, registration and use of the GMDSS Multi Software.

The software offers easy test results ...

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