8. Means of initiating the transmission of ship-to-shore distress alerts by a separate and independent system ( regs IV/8.1 , 9.1.3 , 10.1.4 and 10.2.3 )
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8. Means of initiating the transmission of ship-to-shore distress alerts by a separate and independent system ( regs IV/8.1 , 9.1.3 , 10.1.4 and 10.2.3 )

 The satellite EPIRB required by regulation IV/7.1.6 can be accepted if it is installed in the vicinity of the bridge, eg in the wings, on top of the wheelhouse, if accessible by stairs, or if its activation is possible by remote control from the position from which the ship is normally navigated. Where intended for remote activation, the EPIRB should be installed so that it has unobstructed hemispherical line of sight to the satellites.

Another possibility is to install another satellite EPIRB in the navigation bridge.

The requirement for transmitting ship-to-shore distress alert on HF using DSC can be met by installing an MF/ HF radio installation in lieu of the MF radio installation required by regulation IV/10.1.2. This MF/HF radio installation does not have to operate direct-printing telegraphy nor maintain a DSC watch on frequencies other than 2,187.5kHz.


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