We didn’t start the fire – new SOLAS mandatory equipment

From 1st July 2018, tightened SOLAS regulation applies to all vessels. The equipment has to be augmented with specialized UHF handheld radios. Stay SOLAS conform with the new McMurdo Firefighter R8F UHF Radios.

UHF handheld radios for firefighters in compliance with SOLAS

ELNA is now offering the McMurdo Firefighter R8F UHF Radio

Tightened SOLAS regulation (MSC.338(91))

In November 2012, IMO has resolved a number of new regulations (MSC.338(91)) in order to improve fire safety at sea. The mandate requires vessels to carry special ATEX-approved firefighting radios that are explosion-proof and intrinsically safe. For vessels that were built prior to 1st July 2014, compliance becomes mandatory on 1st July 2018. It is imperative that emergency teams can rely on the very best equipment and this is exactly what they will get with the McMurdo SmartFind R8F.

What do you have to do to stay SOLAS conform?

That is highly individual: How many fire parties are there on every vessel according to the muster list? Does it make sense to add additional radio(s), e.g. at the bridge? Do you use UHF for general on-board communication (which brings clear advantages compared to VHF)? Do you already have headsets and if so which ones?
We provide structured advice and put together a tailored set of equipment (radios + accessoires), so that your UHF radio parts comply with the new SOLAS regulation on firefighting at sea. Contact us for further information!


SmartFind R8F UHF Fire Fighter Radio FAQ

SmartFind R8F UHF Fire Fighter Radio


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