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Annual
#AIS 7 min 5911 views

SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 18.9 states:

“The automatic identification system (AIS) shall be subjected to an annual test. 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.”

 

Procedural
#General 18 min 2022 views

Firms engaged in surveys (inspections) and testing of radio communication equipment: Surveys, inspection, testing, and/or measurement of radio ...

General
#General 23 min 11550 views

Article 53 of the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations states that all stations in the Maritime Mobile and the Maritime ...

Servicing
#EPIRB 8 min 8471 views

Marine regulations require that a 406 MHz EPIRB is tested and, if necessary has its batteries replaced at intervals specified by the ...

NAVTEX
#GMDSS Radio 5 min 4724 views

The NAVTEX system provides the automatic dissemination of local Maritime Safety Information (MSI) by Narrow Band Direct Printing (NBDP) operating ...

Maritime
#AIS 6 min 2264 views

These ‘MSLS’ or ‘MOB’ devices and systems are intended for very short-range crew retrieval applications. The MSLS is ...

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Portable
#GMDSS Radio 5 min 20263 views

Portable two way VHF radiotelephone equipment is used for communications between survival craft and rescue vessels. It may also be used for ...

AIS-Search
#SART 9 min 11592 views

Since 1 January 2010, AIS – Search and Rescue Transmitters can be carried in lieu of Search and Rescue Radar Transponders on vessels subject ...

Search
#SART 7 min 35721 views

Search and rescue radar Transponders (SARTs) are the main means in the GMDSS for locating ships in distress or their survival craft, and their ...

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