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.