Communication requirements

Solas Communication Carriage Requirements and Needs

according to: Fire fighting communications (CH.II-2 R10), Life saving appliances (CH.III), GMDSS (CH.IV), LRIT (CH.V) and ISPS (CH.XI-2).

Requirements and needs

All passenger ships (300 – 499 gt)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

All cargo ships (300 – 499 GT)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

All passenger ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • SSAS – Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

All cargo ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • SSAS – Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea area A1+A2 (3) – Passenger ships (300 – 499 GT)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF + DSC or Duplicated MF SSB + DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver ( 2187,5 KHz)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea area A1+A2 (3) – Cargo ships (300 – 499 GT)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF + DSC or Duplicated MF SSB + DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver ( 2187,5 KHz)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Location Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea area A1+A2 (3) – Passenger ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF + DSC or Duplicated MF SSB + DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver ( 2187,5 KHz)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • SSAS – Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea area A1+A2 (3) – Cargo ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF + DSC or Duplicated MF SSB + DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (Ch. 70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver ( 2187,5 KHz)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore based Maintenance
  • 2-Way radio telephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + Communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • SSAS – Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea Area A1+A2+A3 Passenger ships (300 – 499 GT)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (ch.70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver (2 187,5 kHz)
  • Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) including EGC receiver
  • MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • MF/HF DSC Watch receiver (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16 MHz)
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) incl. EGC
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C)
  • Duplicated MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • Inmarsat B (Inmarsat-B cessation per 30 December 2016 is announced)
  • Inmarsat F77 (Inmarsat-F77 cessation per 1 December 2020 is announced)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS Distress alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore Based Maintenance (6)
  • 2-way radiotelephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea Area A1+A2+A3 Cargo ships (300 – 499 GT)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (ch.70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver (2 187,5 kHz)
  • Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) including EGC receiver
  • MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • MF/HF DSC Watch receiver (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16 MHz)
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) incl. EGC
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C)
  • Duplicated MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • Inmarsat B (Inmarsat-B cessation per 30 December 2016 is announced)
  • Inmarsat F77 (Inmarsat-F77 cessation per 1 December 2020 is announced)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore Based Maintenance (6)
  • 2-way radiotelephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea Area A1+A2+A3 Passenger ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (ch.70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver (2 187,5 kHz)
  • Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) including EGC receiver
  • MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • MF/HF DSC Watch receiver (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16 MHz)
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) incl. EGC
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C)
  • Duplicated MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • Inmarsat B (Inmarsat-B cessation per 30 December 2016 is announced)
  • Inmarsat F77 (Inmarsat-F77 cessation per 1 December 2020 is announced)
  • NAVTEX
  • Passenger Aero VHF
  • GMDSS Distress alarm panel
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore Based Maintenance (6)
  • 2-way radiotelephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + communication- or PA system
  • Public Address System
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • SSAS _ Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Sea Area A1+A2+A3 Cargo ships (500 GT and upward)

  • VHF + DSC
  • Duplicated VHF+DSC
  • VHF DSC Watch receiver (ch.70)
  • MF SSB + DSC
  • MF DSC Watch receiver (2 187,5 kHz)
  • Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) including EGC receiver
  • MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • MF/HF DSC Watch receiver (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16 MHz)
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C) incl. EGC
  • Duplicated Inmarsat C (or GMDSS mini-C)
  • Duplicated MF/HF SSB+DSC+NBDP
  • Inmarsat B (Inmarsat-B cessation per 30 December 2016 is announced)
  • Inmarsat F77 (Inmarsat-F77 cessation per 1 December 2020 is announced)
  • NAVTEX
  • Satellite EPIRB 406 MHz (4)
  • Reserve Power source + Automatic Battery Charger
  • SBM – Shore Based Maintenance (6)
  • 2-way radiotelephones (GMDSS and Fire Fighting) (9)
  • SAR Locating Device (RADAR-SART (9 GHz) or AIS-SART) (5)
  • General Alarm System + communication- or PA system
  • RADAR (X-band, 9 GHz)
  • LRIT reporting function (1)
  • SSAS _ Ship Security Alert System (2)
  • Annual Radio & AIS Surveys (7)
  • Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)

See bottom of page for notes.

Notes

(1) LRIT guidance

  • LRIT functionality via Inmarsat: Inm-C, mini-C or IsatM2M
  • LRIT functionality in Sea Areas A1+A2+A3+A4 via Iridium
  • A valid LRIT Conformance Test Report (CTR) to be available on board

Contact us for LRIT Testing

(2) SSAS can be met by satellite or terrestrial communication system

(3) Sea Areas A1+A2: LRIT arranged with Inmarsat-C or GMDSS mini-C is equivalent for duplicated MF SSB+DSC

(4) SBM of EPIRB required at every battery change or at least once every 5 years. Alternative method: Replace: the EPIRB with a new one VDR floating recording medium of new VDRs placed after 1 July 2014 includes EPIRB functionality and may fulfil the EPIRB requirement

(5) 2 pieces for passenger ships and cargo ships ≥ 500 gt and 1 piece for cargo ships < 500 gt

(6) At-Sea Maintenance as alternative for SBM is not in use

(7) Contact us for your annual Radio & AIS survey (Approved by the major Classification Societies)

(8) Contact us for all available service & maintenance agreements

(9) A) 2-way VHF radiotelephones, as follows:

  • 3 pieces for passenger ships and cargo ships ≥ 500 gt
  • 2 pieces for cargo ships < 500 gt

AND

B) Explosion proof or intrinsically safe 2-way portable radiotelephone
equipment: 2 pieces per fire party on board

  • All ships built on or after 1 July 2014
  • All ships built before 1 July 2014, not later than 1st survey after 1 July 2018

GMDSS is currently under review; first implementation of changes estimated in 2024

Radio Holland does not accept any liability for any consequences related to the completeness and compliance with regulation requirements at any moment in time. We advise you to contact Radio Holland for your current requirements.
Issue date 6/2016

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