Radio and Navigational Equipment Maintenance

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Equipment / Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark
Testing of the automatic identification system (AIS)
SOLAS V/18.9
All
Annually
Service Company
Test report shall be retained on board the ship.
Long range identification and tracking system (LRIT)
SOLAS V/19-1 SOLAS V/16 MSC.1/Circ.1307
All
Annually
Recognized or approved application service provider
Conformance Test Report shall be retained on board the ship.
Checking of radio battery
SOLAS IV/13.6.2
All
Annually
Service Company
Satellite EPIRBs (Testing according to MSC.1/Circ.1040/Rev.1.)
SOLAS IV/15.9.1
All
Annually
Service Company
Satellite EPIRBs(Testing according to MSC/Circ.1039.)
SOLAS IV/15.9.2
All
5 Yearly
Service Company
Certificate of Compliance shall be issued.
Standard magnetic compass(Determination of Magnetic Compass Error)
STCW Code/Sec. A-VIII/2.34.2
All
Once a Watch
Crew
Standard magnetic compass (Adjustment incl. Curve of Residual Deviation)
Flag State requirements
All
Individual Flag State requirements
Individual Flag State requirements
Table or Curve of residual Deviation to be available at all times and compass deviation book to be properly maintained will be checked annually during safety equipment surveys. Res.A.1053(27), item (EA) 1.2.1.27
Steering gear (Testing)
SOLAS V/26.1
All
12 hours before departure
Crew
Steering gear (Emergency steering drill)
SOLAS V/26.4
All
Quarterly
SOLAS V/26.4
Voyage data recorder (VDR)
SOLAS V/18.8
All
Annually
Service Company
Certificate of Compliance and maintenance report shall be retained on board the ship.

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