Communication is vital for the safety and efficiency on board all vessels. When it comes to one of the most extreme and dangerous situation crews can face – the outbreak of a fire – the need for efficient communication for the coordination of fire fighting is even more vital.
The ATEX approved E-Tech EP 400 UHF Fire Fighter radio good quality and cost-effective solution that integrates with SAVOX accessories. This flexibility ensures that the E-TECH EP 400 UHF Fire Fighter radio fulfils the need of most configurations of the fire fighter outfits required under SOLAS.
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On November 30, 2012 the Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.338(91) among which, Chapter II-2 “Construction – Fire Protection, Fire Detection and Fire Extinction“ mentions specifically the use of suitable radio equipment.
SOLAS Chapter II-2, regulation 10.10.4 For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fireparty for fire-fighters communication shall be carried on board.
Those two twoway radiotelephone apparatuses shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph not later than the first survey after 1 July 2018.