||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFETY) (RADIO INSTALLATIONS) REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||16||Heading:||Provision of antennae||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Every radiotelephone ship to which these regulations apply shall be provided and fitted with suitable antennae and insulators. Where wire antennae are suspended between supports liable to whipping, they shall be protected against breakage.
In addition, every such ship shall carry-
(2) A suitable antenna shall be provided for, and shall normally be connected to, the radiotelephone distress frequency watch receiver or the radiotelephone auto alarm.
(a) if the radiotelephone antenna is a supported wire antenna, a spare antenna completely assembled for rapid replacement of the radiotelephone antenna; or
(b) if the radiotelephone antenna is not a supported wire antenna, a spare antenna of similar electrical characteristics;
(c) the necessary means to erect an antenna.