GMDSS Survey

Radio survey is a set of testing services provided for a vessel to verify and confirm its readiness and safety for navigation in the appropriate sea area. The condition of the ship and its equipment shall be maintained to conform with the provisions of the SOLAS regulations to ensure that the ship in all respects will remain fit to proceed to sea without danger to the ship or persons on board.

It is stated that initial and annual radio survey, issuance, renewal and endorsement of Safety Radio Survey Certificates  of radio installations on SOLAS ships should be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in IMO resolution A.1156 (32).

The radio survey should always be performed by a fully qualified radio surveyor who has adequate knowledge of the IMO`s relevant Convention, particularly SOLAS and associated performance standards, and appropriate ITU Radio Regulations. The radio survey should be carried out using suitable test equipment capable of performing all relevant measurements required by these Guidelines.