How do you ensure you are SOLAS II-2/10 Compliant?


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.


atex logoWhat 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 ii-2/10 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 SOLAS regulation ii-2/10 compliant two way radio equipment which meets the most stringent standards and has the highest ATEX rating for both Class 1 & 2 Regulations to add to your fireman’s equipment SOLAS requirements.

This Motorola Solutions range also meets & exceeds MIL-STD-810 for exceptional durability and is IP67 rated ( or IP68 with a high rating battery) 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 


Top Features
  • EMERGENCY BUTTON – Orange button on the top of the radio can be programmed to send an alert to a supervisor or dispatcher during an emergency situation
  • TRANSMIT INTERRUPT – Enables a user to interrupt another radio conversation to deliver critical communication exactly when and where it’s needed
  • CONNECTION TO ALARMS – With a connection to your alarm management system you will have a three-stage escalation plan to ensure you never miss a message leading to quick response times which equals less downtime and increased productivity

The MOTOTRBO SOLAS to way radios full specification can be found here 


MOTOTRBO maritime certified for deployment onboard vessels

Selected MOTOTRBO DP4000e Series portables, DM4000e Series mobiles and SLR 5500 repeaters have been Maritime certified for deployment on board vessels for non-operation critical communication. The new certification includes both analogue and digital mode operation so the advanced functionality of MOTOTRBO can now be fully implemented for onboard MOTOTRBO maritime installations.

The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certificates for these MOTOTRBO models have been updated to reflect the Maritime certification.

Find out more here 




Receive immediate alarm notifications

By integrating your radio systems into your fire alarms through a simple application we can deliver messages straight to your hand portable which means you can react to situation quicker whether they are a genuine or false, making your onboard systems more efficient and productive.

Learn more about Alarm Integration here


Where can I obtain more information on SOLAS regulation ii-2/10?

You can visit the IMO Website here to read the full requirements or alternatively you can contact us on 0800 043 2688, or via sales@dcrs.co.uk



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MOL LNG provides standard and special container services, as well as conventional and special vessel services globally. They approached DCRS to upgrade their Analogue radios to be compliant with SOLAS regulation ii-2/10 coming into force, they chose the MOTOTRBO DP4400e and DP4800e ATEX portables radios which they have rolled out throughout the 2017/18 to various vessels throughout the world.



The safety of your ship, crew, and clients is of paramount importance coupled with ensuring you meet strict IMO SOLAS regulation ii-2/10 regulations.  To view more information on the products & services we can provide you with, please click here 
DCRS Ltd 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