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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

If you have any questions about communications and navigation equipment best suited for your vessel, please contact your local JRC office, distributor or use our sales request for on the right side of your screen. Click on the navigation or communication button below to view the regulations for this category.

Passenger Ships (less than 150 GT)
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
RADAR reflector (3 & 9 GHz)
Approved alternatives means are permitted
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
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

JMA-5300/54001 View product
Echosounder
Approved alternatives means are permitted
JFE-380/680/400/7001 View product
Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water JLN-740/7411 View product
Transmitting Heading Device (Gyro, Electromagnetic or Satellite) (THD)
Approved alternatives means are permitted
JLR-211 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) 
  • VDR – Voyage Data Recorders on new built cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT from 1 July 2002 and all passenger ships Please mind that for new VDR installations fitted on or after 1 July 2014 new performance standards (MSC.333(90)) apply (e.g. final & floating and long term recording mediums and additional interfacing of AIS, ECDIS, 2nd RADAR, etc.)
  • S-VDR – Simplified Voyage Data Recorders on existing cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT and keel laid before 1 July 2002
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)

Service & Maintenance Agreements 

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