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RTCM Navigation System Guide -
Ship Navigation Equipment Required under International (SOLAS) Rules
v 1.4

Ship Description:
        Ship Type - Tanker
            Service - International Voyage
Gross tonnage - 10000
    Date of build - 01 January 2003

Equipment Required Source of Requirement Notes
Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) SOLAS(2009) Reg. V/19.2.2.3 & 19.2.2.4 Install not later than first survey after 1 July 2012
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) SOLAS(2009) Reg. V/19.2.10 & 19.2.11 Install not later than first survey on or after 1 July 2015 - Ships taken permanently out of service by 1 July 2017 may be exempted - Until ECDIS is installed, ship must carry nautical charts and publications in accordance with SOLAS Reg. V/19.2.1.4
Backup arrangements for any electronic nautical charts & publications SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.5  
Automatic Identification System (AIS) SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.4  
Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/20.1  
Standard magnetic compass or equivalent, with display at steering station SOLAS(2000) Reg.V/19.2.1.1 SOLAS(2000) V/19.2.6: Failure of one piece of equipment should not reduce the ship's ability to meet this requirement.
Pelorus, compass bearing device or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.2 SOLAS(2000) V/19.2.6: Failure of one piece of equipment should not reduce the ship's ability to meet this requirement.
Gyro compass or equivalent SOLAS(2004) Reg. V/19.2.5.1 Must be clearly readable by the helmsman at the main steering position.
Gyro compass bearing repeater or equivalent to take bearings over an arc of 360° SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.5.3  
Gyro compass heading repeater or equivalent at emergency steering position SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.5.2  
Telephone to communicate heading information to emergency steering position, or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.9  
Means of correcting heading & bearings to true SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.3  
Global navigation satellite system or terrestrial radionavigation system receiver or equivalent. SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.6  
Echo sounding device or other electronic means to measure and display water depth SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.3.1  
9 GHz radar or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.3.2  
3 GHz radar or equivalent, functionally independent of the 9 GHz radar SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.7.1 Where considered appropriate by the Administration, a second functionally independent 9 GHz radar may be provided instead.
Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) or equivalent, connected to a device to indicate speed and distance through the water SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.8.1  
Automatic Tracking Aid (ATA) or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.5.5  
Device to indicate speed and distance through water or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.3.4  
Heading or track control system, or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.8.2  
Means to determine and display rudder angle, propeller revolutions, force and direction of thrust and, if applicable, force and direction of lateral thrust and the pitch and operational mode SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.5.4 All to be readable from the conning position
For totally enclosed bridge: sound reception system or equivalent SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.1.8 SOLAS(2000) Reg.V/19.2.1.8: Administration may determine otherwise
Daylight signalling lamp SOLAS(2000) Reg. V/19.2.2.2  
System to automatically transmit Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) information SOLAS Reg. V/19-1.4.1 See our GMDSS Guide for LRIT requirements.
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