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Steering Gear Testing

Within 12 hours before departure, the ships steering gear is checked and tested by the ship’s crew. The test procedures include the operation of the following: The Main steering Gear The auxiliary steering gear The remote steering gear control systems The steering positions located on

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Steering Gear

Purpose of steering gear The steering gear provides a movement of the rudder in response to a signal from the bridge to steer the ship. Accidents because of steering gear failure are common in the maritime industry. Such incidents have led to some serious accidents

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Radio and Navigational Equipment Maintenance

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

Steering Gear Testing

How is a steering gear tested After prolonged use of autopilot and before entering coastal waters the steering gear must be tested at all the manual steering positions on the bridge. In coastal waters more than one steering gear power unit, when such units are