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 Regulations

JRC has extensive knowledge in the International regulations regarding the navigation and communication carriage requirements of your vessel.

Navigation and communication regulations

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Passenger and cargo ships (50.000 GT and upwards)
DescriptionModelQtySOLAS
Standard magnetic compass

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaBinnacle H MK21 View product
Pelorus or compass bearing device

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaBinnacle H MK21 View product
Correction to heading/bearing

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaBinnacle H MK21 View product
Spare magnetic compass

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaBinnacle H MK21 View product
Nautical charts and nautical publications

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

ECDIS carriage requirements for:

  • NEW passenger ships ≥ 500 GT, Tankers ≥ 3.000 GT and Cargo ships ≥ 10.000 GT
  • NEW Cargo ships ≥ 3.000 to 10.000 gt constructed on after 1 July 2014
  • EXISTING vessels at first Safety Equipment Survey after:
Passenger ships ≥ 500 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012)1 July 2014
Tankers ≥ 3 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012) 1 July 2015
Cargo ships ≥ 50 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2016
Cargo ships ≥ 20 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2017
Cargo ships ≥ 10 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2018
GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

JLR-8400/JLR-86001 View product
Sound Reception System (SRS)

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

In case of a totally enclosed ship’s bridge (unless flag state exemption)

AlphaSSRS1 View product
Telephone to emergency steering system

Approved alternatives means are permitted

Daylight signalling lamp

Approved alternatives means are permitted

Electronic Chart Display & Inform. System (ECDIS) (+ backup arrangement)

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

ECDIS carriage requirements for:

  • NEW passenger ships ≥ 500 GT, Tankers ≥ 3.000 GT and Cargo ships ≥ 10.000 GT
  • NEW Cargo ships ≥ 3.000 to 10.000 gt constructed on after 1 July 2014
  • EXISTING vessels at first Safety Equipment Survey after:
Passenger ships ≥ 500 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012)1 July 2014
Tankers ≥ 3 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012) 1 July 2015
Cargo ships ≥ 50 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2016
Cargo ships ≥ 20 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2017
Cargo ships ≥ 10 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2018
JAN-7201S/7201/9201S/92011 or 2 View product
Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

Contact us for your (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Test (Approved by the major Classification Societies)

JHS-1831 View product
9 GHz radar including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) 

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

Minimum radar plotting functionality:

  • < 500 GT: EPA
  • 500 to 10.000 GT: ATA
  • ≥ 10.000 GT: ARPA

JMR-92001 View product
3 GHz radar including ATA or ARPA (S-band)

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

Minimum radar plotting functionality:

  • < 500 GT: EPA
  • 500 to 10.000 GT: ATA
  • ≥ 10.000 GT: ARPA

JMR-92001 View product
Echosounder

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

JFE-380/680/400/7001 View product
Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water JLN-740/741 / JLN-9501 View product
Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Over Ground JLN-720 / JLN-9501 View product
Gyrocompass

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

AlphaMidiCourse MK2/AlphaMiniCourse MK21 View product
Gyrocompass steering repeater at helmsman position

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

AlphaHeading+ MFL indicator1 View product
Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position

Approved alternatives means are permitted.

AlphaLine Repeater MFM+wall mount box1 View product
Gyrocompass bearing repeaters (360 degrees)

Approved alternatives means are permitted

On ships < 1.600 GT only if possible

AlphaCourse B1 or 2 View product
Indicators (rudder)

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaRudder MFM (MED Indicator) View product
Heading or Track Control System (HCS (autopilot) / TCS)

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaPilot MFM1 View product
Rate of Turn indicator (ROT)

Approved alternatives means are permitted

AlphaTurn MFM (MED Indicator)1 View product
Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) JUE-95LT/JUE-871 View product
Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) 

BNWAS requirement for all NEW vessels built after 1 July 2011 BNWAS requirements for EXISTING vessels:

Built before1 July 20111 July 2002
Not later than 1st survey after:
Passenger shipsas NEW vessel1 January 2016
Cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT1 July 20121 January 2016
Cargo ships 500-3.000 GT1 July 20131 January 2017
Cargo ships 150-500 GT1 July 20141 January 2018
ALPHABNWAS/JCX-1611 View product
(Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR)

Contact us for your (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Test (Approved by the major Classification Societies)

JCY-1900 (JCY-1950)1 View product
(S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing

Contact us for your (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Test (Approved by the major Classification Societies)

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