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    marinetales October 29, 2020
    1.Master to ensure that the Designated officers are competent to operate the equipment 2. The required training shall be demonstrated by the officers during every drill 3. Ensure that the testing of GMDSS equipment shall always be undertaken by the designated officers 4. Ensure that details of INM-C, MF-HF equipment, Epirb etc are updated in case there is change in data of such vessel. 5. Ensure that EPIRB is properly stowed and not activated falsely 6. If false distress is transmitted such distress alert shall be cancelled using the appropriate procedures and all officers shall be aware of same
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    marinetales August 23, 2020
    The best way is to do a quick PM test (Performance Monitor) test. This along with the Magnetron Current value and Value of Attenuation of the Transceiver will give OOW an idea about whether the RADAR is working satisfactory or not.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    One of the methods is to check the Admiralty Sailing Directions for the area the vessel is currently at. The surface pressure chart of that area will state the Value which is expected in that month and location. This method, unfortunately, is not always accurate and there can be variations in reading that might be encountered. The best way here is to compare your readings with vessels in the vicinity. Similar readings will suggest that the Barometer is showing correct readings. This is certainly the quickest way of determining the accuracy of your Barometer.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    As per the IMO Performance standards for Marine Radar, the scanning rate of the Radar equipment should NOT BE LESS THAN 40 revolutions per minute. Additionally, The equipment should operate satisfactorily in relative wind speeds of up to 100 knots.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    A compass (when used for steering) is required to be damped so that the needle does not shakes rapidly and it is easier for the navigator to read off the compass. Therefore, In order to damp the compass a liquid is required to be filled up in compass bowl. This type of compass is called wet card compass. Now, this liquid is required to have the following properties - 1. Should not get evaporated in warm climates 2. Should not get frozen in cold climates 3. Should have Small coefficient of expansion 4. Should be clear 5. Should not discolor/damage (more)