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21st October 2016

IMO and SOLAS Communications Advisories effective from 1st January 2017

Following our initial advisory article in August 2016, we would like to share further updates from manufacturers Cobham SATCOM and FURUNO regarding GMDSS compliance in line with the IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1460 guidance on changes to Radio Regulations taking effect on 1st January 2017. Please also see below for advisories related to requirements for ECDIS, BNWAS and Fire Fighter communications.

Please click the links below to view the full information:

Certain manufacturers are offering discount for retrofit equipment associated with the advisories. Please contact us directly for details and to discuss your requirements.


SOLAS Fire Fighter Advisory

SOLAS has also recently issued an advisory regarding Fire Fighter communications equipment which comes into force on 1st July 2018. Please check out this white paper from Cobham for more detailed information. 

Cobham is offering an early bird discount scheme for purchase of SAILOR 3965 UHF Fire Fighter equipment. Please ask us for more details.


If you have any questions on the information covered in this article or would like to discuss how it will affect you, please contact our [email protected] or [email protected] teams who will be happy to help you.

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