New Shipping Regulations Requiring ATEX Radios Set for 1 July
Thursday, May 03, 2018 | Comments

Hytera Mobilfunk said its ATEX radios meet the latest regulations for ships, which come into force 1 July.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) laid down regulations within its International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Ships that were built on or after 1 July, 2014, must carry at least two fail-safe and explosion-proof handheld radios on board. Ships built before 1 July, 2014, must comply with these requirements no later than 1 July, 2018.

In accordance with the regulations, ships that are registered in Europe require ATEX-certified radios. Hytera Mobilfunk said its two ATEX-certified handheld radios, the PD715 Ex and PD795 Ex, are suited for use on ships. The devices comply with ATEX requirements, along with the FM Approvals standard required in North America and corresponding International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard.

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