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Old 22 March 2008, 09:32   #11
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And another set of letters!

DSC is part of GMDSS, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System!

Which is part of SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea)
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Old 22 March 2008, 12:42   #12
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Which is part of SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea)
And can be gained by going to an RYA TC (Training Centre), with authority delegated from the MCA.

So, to recap, to get an MMSI you need a license from OFCOM, and to learn DSC and VHF you need an SRC -including GMDSS (it's not all PTT these days) - which is part of SOLAS and you can get this from a course with a TC recognised by the RYA who have been approved by the MCA. On this, you will look at a SART and EPIRB. OK?
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Old 22 March 2008, 13:07   #13
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If memory serves me.............SOLAS and therefore GMDSS is promulgated by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) formerly IMCO!

Life is just one big TLA (three letter acronym)!!!!
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Old 22 March 2008, 13:39   #14
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Whilst no one has ever fallen foul of the law using a radio in an emergency you ARE breaking the law if you have a VHF fitted to your boat and you do not have a ships radio licence.
Is that actually true Jon? Since when has possesion of a VHF been an offence? Using it without a licence yes, but possesion ?

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Pete, I Believe Jon is talking about the legality os the Ships Radio Licence not SRC.
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Pete, I Believe Jon is talking about the legality os the Ships Radio Licence not SRC.
Ah, just done a quick Google and he is correct, Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 refers:

"It is an offence to install or use..."

Looks like I will have to do a course with Jimbo, my current licence was typed on a manual typewriter

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Ah, just done a quick Google and he is correct, Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 refers:

"It is an offence to install or use..."

Looks like I will have to do a course with Jimbo, my current licence was typed on a manual typewriter

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Ah but Pete technically you were correct. Ownership without a license is not illegal per se - but it is illegal to have installed on a vessel!
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As I mentioned the offence is having the equipment available for use so installed for fixed units.
Having a hand held with no licence would be an offence no matter what as it would always be available for use.

Also offences under the WT Act are classed as absolute offences so saying "I did not know" is no get out.
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As I mentioned the offence is having the equipment available for use so installed for fixed units.
Having a hand held with no licence would be an offence no matter what as it would always be available for use.

Also offences under the WT Act are classed as absolute offences so saying "I did not know" is no get out.
Thanks all of you,

I would never have found all this out on my own
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