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What standards are required for Navigational Bridge  Equipment?

SOLAS-Regulation 18 – Approval, surveys and performance standards of navigational systems and equipment and voyage data recorder
This exploration of the safety of navigation section of SOLAS now looks at the performance standards required for ship’s bridge equipment. In addition to a quick look at the regulation 18 the post also provides a set of links to the related resolutions containing the standards.

What does Regulation 18 require?
That systems and equipment required to meet the requirements of regulations 19 and 20 shall be of a type approved by the Administration and  Systems and equipment installed on or after 1 July 2002 to perform the functional requirements of regulations 19 and 20 shall conform to appropriate performance standards not inferior to those adopted by the Organization.

What must you ensure if bridge equipment is installed of replaced?
That  the requirements of Regulation 18 are met.

UK MCA table of IMO performance standards

The IMO Standards

I have used the UK table of IMO performance standards list the resolutions and whenever possible linked across to the sources of the document. Some of these links are to IMO pages, others to National Authority web pages.

General

IMO index of resolutions
A.694(17)– General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
A.813(19)-General requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Intergration
Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS)
MSC.64 (67) Annex 1 -Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
A.694 (17)– General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Integrated Navigation Systems (INS)
MSC.86 (70) Annex 3-Adoption of new and amended performance standards for Navigational equipment.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.

Direction Compasses – Magnetic Compass

IMO A.382 (X)- Magnetic compasses carriage and performance standards
A.694(17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Gyro Compass
A.424 (XI)-Performance standards for gyro-compasses
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Gyro Compass- HSC
A.821 (19)–Performance standards for gyro-compasses for high-speed craft
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Display of direction information
Gyro Compass Heading Repeater
A.424 (XI)-Performance standards for gyro-compasses
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Gyro Bearing Repeater
A.424 (XI)–Performance standards for gyro-compasses.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Transmitting Heading Device (THD)
MSC.116(78)– Application of performance standards for Transmitting Heading Devices (THDs) to Marine Transmitting Magnetic Heading Devices (TMHDs)
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Transmitting Magnetic Heading Device (TMHD)
MSC.86 (70) ANNEX 2-Adoption of new and amended performance standards for Navigational equipment.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
SC.116(78)– Application of performance standards for Transmitting Heading Devices (THDs) to Marine Transmitting Magnetic Heading Devices (TMHDs)
Rate of Turn Indicator
A.526 (13)– Performance standards for rate of turn indicators
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids

Control

Automatic Pilots
A.342 (IX)-Recommendation on performance standards for automatic pilots.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Track Control Systems
MSC.74 (69) annex 2- Adoption of new and amended performance standards
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Automatic Pilots for HSC
A.822 (19)–Performance standards for automatic steering aids (automatic pilots) for high-speed craft
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Distance
Speed and Distance Measuring Equipment (SDME)
A.478 (XII) –Performance standards for devices to indicate speed an distance
A.824(19)-performance standards for devices to measure speed and distance
MSC.96(72)- Adoption of amendments to performance standards for devices to measure and indicate speed and distance
Echo Sounder
A.224 (VII) –Performance standards for Echo-Sounding equipment
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.Position

Electronic charts
ECDIS Standard
A.817 (19) -Performance standards for Electronic Chart Display and information systems (ECDIS)
A.232(82)-Adoption of revised performance standards for Electronic Chart Display and information systems (ECDIS)
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Back up requirements
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
MSC.64(67) annex 5- Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
RCDS mode of operation
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
MSC.86(70) annex 4-Adoption of new and amended performance standards for Navigational equipment.
Electronic Navigation Systems
Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver (GNSS)GPS
A.819 (19)
Now

MSC.112(73)-Adoption of the revised performance standards for shipborne global positioning system (GPS) receiver equipment.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
GLONASS
MSC.53 (66)-Performance standards for shipborne GLONASS reciter equipment.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
DGPS / DGLONASS
MSC.64 (67) annex 2-Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
MSC.114(73) -Adoption of the revised performance standards for shipborne DGPS and DGLONASS Maritime Radio Beacon Receiver equipment
Combined GPS/GLONASS
MSC.74 (69)-Adoption of new and amended performance standards
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Electronic Position Fixing Systems
Worldwide radio navigation system
A.815 (19)-Worldwide Navigation System.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Accuracy standards for navigation
A.529 (13)-Accuracy standards for Navigation
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Differential OMEGA
A.479 (XII) -Performance Standards for shipborne receivers for use with differential Omega.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
LORAN-C and CHAYKA
A.818 (19)-Performance standards for shipborne LORAN-C and chayka receivers
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.

Detection

Radar
Consolidated performance standards for all new Radar Equipment (1/7/2008 and after)

MSC.192(79) -Adoption of the revised performance standards for Radar Equipment
Radar Equipment
Before 01/09/1984

A.222 (VII) -Performance standards for Radar Navigational Equipment
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Between 01/09/1984 and 31/12/1998

A.477 (XII)-Performance standards for Radar Equipment
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
On or after 01/01/1999

MSC.64(67) Annex 4-Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
Radar Equipment for HSC
A.820 (19)– Performance standards for navigational equipment for high speed craft.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Radar- Symbols for Controls
A.278 (VIII)–Supplement on performance standards for navigational radar equipment
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Plotting
Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA)
A.422 (XI)-Performance standards for Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Electronic Plotting Aid (EPA)
MSC.64 (67) Annex 4-Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Automatic Tracking Aid ATA
MSC.64 (67) Annex 4-Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Enhancing
Radar Reflector
A.384 (X)-Performance standards for Radar Reflectors
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
MSC.164(78)-Revised performance standards for Radar Reflectors
Radar Beacons & Transponders
A.615 (15)–Radar beacons and transponders
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
SARTS
A.802 (19)-Performance standards for Survival Craft Radar Transponders for use in Search a Rescue operations
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids

Awareness
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
MSC.74 (69) annex 3

A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.

Lookout
Sound Reception System
MSC.86 (70)-Adoption of new and amended performance standards.
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Night Vision Equipment
MSC.94 (72)-Performance standards for night vision equipment for High-Speed Craft (HSC)
A.694-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Signalling Lamps
MSC.95 (72)-Performance standards for daylight signalling lamps
Recording
Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)
A.861 (20)-Performance standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)
A.694 (17)-General Requirements for Shipborne Radio equipment forming part of the GMDSS and for electronic navigation aids.
Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR)
MSC.163(78)-Performance standards for Shipborne Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)

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