Performance Standards for Shipborne Radiocommunications and Navigational Equipment, 2016 Edition (KE978E) (eBook)

Published Date

July 2016

Performance Standards for Shipborne Radiocommunications and Navigational Equipment, 2016 Edition (KE978E) (eBook)

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This publication incorporates all updated performance standards for radiocommunications and navigational equipment and all amendments adopted up to December 2014.

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The new consolidated edition of Performance Standards for Shipborne Radiocommunications and Navigational Equipment incorporates all amendments adopted up to December 2015 including:

• Electronic inclinometers

• Bridge equipment and systems

• Revised performance standards for shipborne voyage data recorders (VDR)

• Revised performance standards for the long-range identification and tracking of ships

• Amendments to the performance standards for devices to measure and indicate speed and distance

• Worldwide radionavigation system



General requirements


Shipborne navigational equipment

Magnetic and gyro-compasses

Heading control systems and automatic pilots

Radar and ancillary equipment

Electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)

Radionavigation equipment

Echo-sounding equipment

Speed and distance indicators

Rate-of-turn indicators

Radar beacons, transponders and reflectors

Automatic identification systems (AIS)

Long-range identification and tracking (LRIT)

Voyage data recorder (VDR)

Integrated navigation systems (INS)

Bridge systems




Shipborne radio equipment

GM DSS terrestrial communications

Satellite communications

Emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB)



A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: Performance Standards for Shipborne Radiocommunications and Navigational Equipment, 2016 Edition (KE978E) (eBook)
Edition: 2016
Number of Pages: 746
Product Code: MM1413EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280115963, ISBN 10: 9280115960
Published Date: July 2016
Author: IMO

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