12. Initiation of distress alerts by the MF/HF radio installation ( reg IV/10.3 )
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12. Initiation of distress alerts by the MF/HF radio installation ( reg IV/10.3 )

 The requirement to initiate the transmission of distress alerts by the MF/HF radio installation from the position from which the ship is normally navigated can be met by:

  • the MF/HF radio installation which is installed on the navigating bridge; or
  • the remotely installed MF/HF radio installation which can be switched to any MF/HF DSC distress frequency and readily activated from the navigating bridge.

If the transmitting antenna is not connected continuously to the transmitter it shall be connected automatically in case of initiation of distress alerts.


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