The latest standards for long distance offshore marine communication systems have changed over the years; are you up to date with the latest safety standards? Flags and semaphores were once main forms of long distance offshore marine communication. Radio telecommunication has seen a huge rise over the last century thanks to advances in technology, leading to vast changes that increase overall safety.
The early half of the twentieth century saw the use of radio telegraphy via Morse code. By the 1970s, studies conducted by the International Telecommunication Union, brought about the development of a ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore communication system that offered some automatization. That meant ships no longer required a skilled radio officer on watch at all hours of the day and night.
Marines could finally communicate between land and other ships thanks to on board systems, as well as shore stations and satellites. VHF radio provided the capabilities for ship-to-ship communication. And Digital Selective Calling resulted in digital remote control commands that can send and receive signals of distress, safety calls, priority messages, and so forth.
Staying Up to Date with the Latest Regulations for Offshore Marine Communication
Today, it is common for DSC controllers to be configured with a VHF radio due to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations. As of 2016, SOLAS updated its regulations to include radio communication for fire teams onboard ships. All ships are advised to carry 2 two-way radios that are intrinsically safe and resistant to explosions.
We make it easy to get up to date on the latest regulations with SOLAS Marine Fire Team Radios. The Retevis RA27 meets SOLAS Marine Fire Team Radio requirements. These radios are compatible with UHF or VHF communication systems or marine VHF channels. This offers immense flexibility
Get up to date with the latest standards for offshore marine communication by contacting Retevis Marine today.