The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has an amended the SOLAS regulation II-2/10 requiring ships to carry a minimum of two ATEX hand portable radios for each fire party of firefighters for two-way communication by the 1st July 2018.
The safety of your ship, crew, and clients is of paramount importance coupled with ensuring you meet strict IMO regulations.
What impact will this SOLAS Regulation have an impact on me?
If your ship was constructed on or after 1st July 2014 you are required to comply.
The exact amendment to the regulations is as follows:
“For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for firefighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph not later than the first survey after 1 July 2018.”
What do I need to do to my two-way radios to make sure I am SOLAS Compliant?
You need to ensure that the equipment you hold on board meets the requirements that IMO have stipulated.
DCRS can supply your staff with a range of MOTOTRBO™ Digital ATEX Hand portable radio equipment which meets the most stringent standards and has the highest ATEX rating for both Class 1 & 2 Regulations. This Motorola Solutions range also meets & exceeds MIL-STD-810 for exceptional durability and is IP67 rated to keep out damaging water and dust. The design has also been subjected to Motorola’s unique Accelerated Life Test to simulate five years of hard use. The SOLAS two way radios full specification can be found here
IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATIONS – By integrating your radio systems into your fire alarms through a simple application we can deliver messages straight to your hand portable.
Where can I obtain more information on SOLAS?
You can visit the IMO Website here to read the full requirements or alternatively you can contact us on 0800 043 2688, or via firstname.lastname@example.org
In the maritime industry DCRS have worked with :
- The superyacht industry
- The cruise industry (ocean and inland)
- Commercial shipping companies/shipping agents
To view more information on the products & services we can provide you with, please click here
Do you need assistance with obtaining your SOLAS two way radios or not sure if your two-way radios are SOLAS Compliant? We Are Suitably Qualified To Answer Any Questions You May Have. We Are Always Available Online To Chat With You. Alternatively, You Can Call Us On 0800 043 2688, Or Email Your Questions To Sales@Dcrs.Co.Uk
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