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Servicing
#EPIRB 8 min 3699 views

Marine regulations require that a 406 MHz EPIRB is tested and, if necessary has its batteries replaced at intervals specified by the manufacturer. Hydrostatic releases must be replaced by their expiry dates. These are usually marked on the release mechanism. 


406 MHz EPIRBs are to be physically examined and the self-test function checked, at least once per month.

 

NAVTEX
#GMDSS Radio 5 min 2116 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 1025 views

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

Portable
#GMDSS Radio 5 min 9650 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 5285 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 14174 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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Shipborne
#AIS 19 min 7873 views

AIS is included in the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, and large ships began fitting AIS in July 2002. AIS transmits, automatically and ...

#EPIRB 2 min 1154 views

The GMDSS regulations allow vessels trading exclusively within A1 areas to carry an EPIRB operating on VHF channel 70 in lieu of a 406 MHz ...

Inadvertent
#EPIRB 2 min 768 views

Every year valuable resources are wasted in locating EPIRBs which have been activated inadvertently. Masters and Officers need to be aware that ...

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