11. Initiation of distress alerts by the MF radio installation ( regs IV/9.2 and 10.3 )
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11. Initiation of distress alerts by the MF radio installation ( regs IV/9.2 and 10.3 )

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

  • the MF radio installation which is installed on the navigating bridge; or
  • the remotely installed MF radio installation which can be switched to the frequency 2,187.5kHz and readily activated from the navigating bridge; or
  • the remotely installed MF radio installation which is locked on the frequency 2187.5kHz and can be 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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