GLOBAL MARINE SERVICES COMPANY Ltd.
can offer GMDSS inspections for both new installations and annual audits for the radio certificate Such inspections will be conducted for NKK class of speed and sea areas and to fixed rate or hourly rates.
When ordering of the inspection will it facilitate if you enter:
- Contact person on the ship, telephone no and e-mail address.
- Your administrative contact and billing address
- Name of vessel and shipping
- The ship "callsign MMSI"
- Type of inspection, for a new connection or annual audit.
- Vessel speed or the sea area/
- The port where you wish that the survey be conducted.
- Time when you want to survey to be conducted.
GMDSS Radio & Safety Survey Equipments:
We are performing the following works:
- Annual maintenance of GMDSS equipment;
- Inspection and test of radio-navigational equipment on the vessels’ board;
- Programming, balancing and commissioning, of radio and navigational equipment;
- Inspection of EPIRBs;
- Inspection of SARTs;
- Inspection, testing, measurements and programming of SSAS, LRIT;
- Annual inspection of AIS.
- On board training of GMDSS Radio communication and Navigation systems
AANNUAL TESTING EPIRB
- The annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs is required by new SOLAS regulation IV/l 5.9 entered into force on 1 July 2002.
- With effect from 1 July 2002 a number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS) came into force concerning the annual testing of satellite Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) Changes to SOLAS Chapter IV Regulation 15 entered into force through Resolution MSC.152(78) on 1 July 2006.
- GUIDELINES ON ANNUAL TESTING OF 406 MHz SATELLITE EPIRBs
The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventieth session (7 to 11 December 1998) approved the following guidelines on annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs on board ships, as required by new SOLAS regulation IV/15.9.
The testing should be carried out using suitable test equipment capable of performing all the relevant measurements required in these guidelines. The examination of the installed 406 MHz satellite EPIRB should include: 1 - checking position and mounting for float-free operation;
2 - carrying out visual inspection for defects;
3 - carrying out the self-test routine;
4 - checking that the EPIRB identification (ID) is clearly marked on the outside of the equipment
and decoding the EPIRB identity number and other information from the transmitted signal;
5 - checking the battery expiry date;
6 - if provided, checking the hydrostatic release and its expiry date;
7 - checking the frequency of the 406 MHz signal without transmission of a distress call to the satellites;
8 - if possible, checking frequency of the 121.5 MHz homing signal without activating the satellite system;
9 - checking that the EPIRB has been maintained by an approved testing or servicing station; and
10 - after the test, remounting the EPIRB in its bracket, checking that no transmission has been started.