You will be required to comply with this standard if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia.
The radio installations of a ship must comply with the relevant requirements of the Radio Regulations, the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), the STCW Code, and Chapter IV of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
The installations of a ship earth station must comply with the following standards, as far as is practical:
- International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Resolution A.694(17): General requirements for shipborne radio equipment forming part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and for electronic navigational aids;
- IMO Resolution A.808(19): Performance standards for ship earth stations;
- IMO Resolution A.807(19): Performance standards for Inmarsat C ship earth stations capable of transmitting and receiving direct-printing communications, as amended by IMO Resolution MSC.68(68);
- International Electrotechnical Commission Publication IEC 60533: Electrical and Electronic Installations in Ships-Electromagnetic Compatibility; and
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) Standard RPS 3 - Maximum exposure levels to Radiofrequency Fields 3 kHz to 300 GHz (2002)..
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
International Standards for Ship Radio and Satellite Equipment - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Order 27 (Safety of Navigation and Radio Equipment) 2016 (Australian Government)
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