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GMDSS Radio Survey

Radio Survey an activity of SPHINX MARINE is approved by International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) members, namely:

American Bureau of Shipping. 
Bureau Veritas.
Class NK.
Germanischer Lloyd.


We are Also Approved By other Non IACS Classification societies such as:

International Register of Shipping
Iranian Classification Society
Phoneix Classification Society
Quality Register of Shipping
Specific Marine Services
Asia Classicfication Society
All surveyors in our Radio Survey Team are well trained and capable of all other survey activities together with GMDSS radio survey at once; such as VDR/S-VDR annual performance test, AIS/SART/EPIRB annual performance test.






Annual Testing of AIS

The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-third session (3 - 12 October 2007), approved the Guidelines on annual testing of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and it is recommended that all AIS be subject to a standard method of testing. The annual testing of the AIS should be carried out by a qualified radio inspector authorized by the administration or a recognized organization to determine that AIS is operational as defined in appropriate performance standards.

Sphinx Marine Radio Survey Team is capable of annual test of AIS on behalf of various classification societies.

Annual Testing of 406 MHZ Satellite EPIRB

The annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRB is required by SOLAS regulation IV/l 5.9 entered into force on 1 July 2002. With effect from 1 July 2002 a number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS) came into force concerning the annual testing of satellite Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB). Changes to SOLAS Chapter IV Regulation 15 entered into force through Resolution MSC.152(78) on 1 July 2006. We carry out the required Annual Testing and provide certification to the effect.

Annual Testing of Search and Rescue Radar Transponder (SART)

SART's need to be regularly tested like EPIRB's and serviced if required. SPHINX MARINE offers test of all SART models and certified annual test of represented brands

Annual Performance Test (APT) FOR VDR/SVDR

SOLAS regulation V/20 specifies annual performance test of VDR shall be carried out by the manufacturer or a person authorized by the manufacturer and SPHINX MARINE  is capable of executing annual test of voyage data recorder on behalf of various classification societies and manufacturers represented.

AMI manufacture one of the most compact and reliable VDR/S-VDR systems in the world. AMI have been designing VDR systems since 2001 and our latest VR2272B has been approved by Qinetiq and received the coveted Wheel Mark standard.

SBM Agreement

SPHINX MARINE is authorized by flag state authorities to issue Shore Based Maintenance Certificate of represented brands as well as intermediating with manufacturers for manufacturer-issued SBM Certificates for 5 years.




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