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Communications Systems 8.1 Objective


The objective of this Chapter is to outline the requirements for Communications Systems to be carried by MASS, as required for compliance with IMO instruments and for control of the vessel.


8.2 Scope


8.2.1 MASS will be heavily dependent on communications systems for control and monitoring of the vessel, irrespective of any existing regulatory requirements for carrying radio-communications systems.


8.2.2 RF communications requirements for MASS will include the following:


n GMDSS compatibility; n Communications for Control System Monitoring and Input.


8.3 GMDSS Requirements


8.3.1 The application of SOLAS Chapter IV (Radiocommunications) is to cargo ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards on international voyages. These SOLAS requirements are therefore not applicable to the majority of vessels within the application of this Code.


8.3.2


The Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations (SI 1998 No. 2070) require cargo ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards on domestic voyages to carry a GMDSS radio installation as described in the regulations. MASS of 300 gross tonnage and upwards should therefore comply with these regulations.


8.3.3


There are no requirements for ships under 300 gross tonnage, although any ship using the frequencies of the GMDSS are bound by the requirements of the ITU Radio Regulations. Guidance can be found in the Code for the construction, machinery, equipment, stability, operation, manning, examination, certification and maintenance of vessels of up to 24 metres load line length which are in commercial use for the carriage of cargo and/or not more than 12 passengers or neither cargo nor passengers; and pilot boats (the Brown Code).


8.3.4 The radio equipment to be carried depends on the area of operation. The minimum and recommended radio equipment is given in Table 8.1.


8.3.5


The controller of the MASS while operating should be capable of receiving, interpreting and acting upon information transmitted via the following communications channels:


n Where practicable on VHF channel 16; n On VHF DSC channel 70;


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