10. Initiation of distress alerts on VHF channel 70 ( reg IV/7.1.1.1 )
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10. Initiation of distress alerts on VHF channel 70 ( reg IV/7.1.1.1 )

 The requirement to initiate the transmission of distress alerts on channel 70 from the position from which the ship is normally navigated can be met by:

  • the VHF radio installation which is installed on the navigating bridge; or
  • the remotely installed VHF radio installation which can be switched to channel 70 and readily activated from the navigating bridge; or
  • the remotely installed VHF radio installation which is locked to channel 70 and can be readily activated from the navigating bridge.

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