With the change in SOLAS regulations covering communications in the event of an emergency or fire, clear and reliable radio contact is essential
In one incident in 2016, fire on two multi-million pound yachts in Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club spread, eventually destroying six further vessels. Fire risk on yachts is very real.
As you’ll know the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations set down minimum standards for protecting against risks, including fire. In late 2016, the SOLAS regulations concerning fire radios changed. This makes it important to review your equipment and procedures to ensure you are still in compliance.