Products required onboard

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Solas IV

Communication

Solas V

Navigation
Gross tonnage
Sea area
Type of vessel

Glossary

  • A1 Sea area A1 means an area within the radiotelephone coverage of at least one VHF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available, as may be defined by a contracting government.
  • A2 Sea area A2 means an area, excluding sea area A1, within the radio coverage of at least one MF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available, as may be defined by a contracting government.
  • A3 Sea area A3 means an area, excluding sea areas A1 and A2, within the coverage of an Inmarsat goestationary satellite in which continuous alerting is available.
  • A4 Sea area A4 means an area outside sea areas A1, A2 and A3.
  • DSC Digital selective calling (DSC) means a technique using digital codes which enables a radio station to establish contact with, and transfer information to, another station or group of stations, and Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR).
  • EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon: tracking transmitter which aid in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and people in distress.
  • GT Gross tonnage
  • NAVTEX Information system for receiving maritime safety information on the 518 kHz (Englisch), 490 kHz (local language) and 4209.5 kHz.
  • NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing Telegraphy: means automated telegraphy techniques which comply with the relevant recommendations of the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR).
  • MF Medium Frequencies (MF) designated for marine communication range between 1605 kHz to 3800 kHz and are called "t" band.
  • HF High Frequencies (HF) designated for marine communication range between 4000 kHz to 27500 kHz and are called "u" band. This is divided into the following sub-bands: 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18/19, 22, 25/26 MHz. Only the first five are used for distress and safety communication.
  • SAR Search And Rescue
  • SART Search And Rescue Transponder
  • VHF Maritime Radio: refers to the radio frequency range between 156.0 and 162.025 MHz, inclusive. In the official language of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) the band is called the VHF maritime mobile band.
  • V Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter V
  • IV Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter IV
  • X Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter X
  • BNWAS Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System
  • ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System
  • GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • DGPS Differential Global Positioning System
VHF+DSC Watch receiver (Ch 70)
MF/HF SSB+DSC+Watch receiver
Inmarsat C with EGC receiver
MF/HF NBDP
NAVTEX
Passenger aero VHF
GMDSS distress alarm panel
Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz
SAR locating device (Radar-SART or AIS-SART)
Reserve power source + automatic battery charger
Shore Based Maintenance (SBM)
2 way radiotelephones (GMDSS)
2 way ATEX radiotelephones (firefighting, two pcs per fireparty)
General Alarm System + communication system
Public Address System
LRIT reporting function through a stand alone terminal or existing Inmarsat C*
Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
Annual radio & AIS, SSAS surveys
General Operator Certificates GMDSS
Electrical lighting at GMDSS power source
Antenna plan, EM-procedure, ITU books, Radio-records
Annual radio & AIS, SSAS, LRIT surveys
Antenna plan, EM-procedure, ITU books
Standard magnetic compass
Pelorus or compass bearing device
Correction to heading/bearing
Spare magnetic compass
Nautical charts and publications
GNSS system (D)GPS or Glonass
Radar reflector (3 and 9 GHz)
Sound reception system (SRS) (in case of closed bridgewings)
Two way communication system to emergency steering system
Daylight signalling lamp
* ECDIS (+back up arrangement)
AIS (Automatic Identification System)
X-band radar (9 GHz) with target tracking
S-band radar (3 GHz) with target tracking
Echo sounder
SDME, Speed Through Water (STW)
SDME, Speed Over Ground (SOG)
THD (electromagnetic, gyro, satellite compass)
Gyrocompass
Gyrocompass (bearing repeater(s) at bridge and EM steering)
Indicators (rudder, propellor, thrust, pitch, operation)
HCS/TCS (heading/track control system, autopilot)
ROT (Rate of Turn indicator)
BNWAS (Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System)
VDR/S-VDR (Simplified)-Voyage Data Recorder
VDR/SVDR Annual Performance test/COC
ECDIS (+back up arrangement)

Glossary

  • A1 Sea area A1 means an area within the radiotelephone coverage of at least one VHF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available, as may be defined by a contracting government.
  • A2 Sea area A2 means an area, excluding sea area A1, within the radio coverage of at least one MF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available, as may be defined by a contracting government.
  • A3 Sea area A3 means an area, excluding sea areas A1 and A2, within the coverage of an Inmarsat goestationary satellite in which continuous alerting is available.
  • A4 Sea area A4 means an area outside sea areas A1, A2 and A3.
  • DSC Digital selective calling (DSC) means a technique using digital codes which enables a radio station to establish contact with, and transfer information to, another station or group of stations, and Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR).
  • EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon: tracking transmitter which aid in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and people in distress.
  • GT Gross tonnage
  • NAVTEX Information system for receiving maritime safety information on the 518 kHz (Englisch), 490 kHz (local language) and 4209.5 kHz.
  • NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing Telegraphy: means automated telegraphy techniques which comply with the relevant recommendations of the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR).
  • MF Medium Frequencies (MF) designated for marine communication range between 1605 kHz to 3800 kHz and are called "t" band.
  • HF High Frequencies (HF) designated for marine communication range between 4000 kHz to 27500 kHz and are called "u" band. This is divided into the following sub-bands: 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18/19, 22, 25/26 MHz. Only the first five are used for distress and safety communication.
  • SAR Search And Rescue
  • SART Search And Rescue Transponder
  • VHF Maritime Radio: refers to the radio frequency range between 156.0 and 162.025 MHz, inclusive. In the official language of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) the band is called the VHF maritime mobile band.
  • V Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter V
  • IV Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter IV
  • X Refers to the SOLAS regulations chapter X
  • BNWAS Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System
  • ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System
  • GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • DGPS Differential Global Positioning System

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