Murmansk Branch News

Kandalaksha Sea Area A1 GMDSS Coast Station undergoes recertification

According to the results of the inspection by Rosmorrechflot, FSUE “Rosmorport’ has obtained the certificate No. GMDSS-3/1-3219-2021 of April 21, 2021 on compliance of the Kandalaksha sea area A1 GMDSS coast station to the IMO Resolution A.801(19) and to the requirements established by the order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 226 of July 23, 2015.

The coast station was built and put into pilot operation by the FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch on November 19, 2015. In April 2016, an initial inspection was held, and Rosmorrechflot certificate on the compliance of the coast station to the current requirements for the operation of such facilities was obtained.

The Kandalaksha sea area A1 GMDSS coast station consists of a communications control center located in the seaport of Kandalaksha and a base radio station located on the Krestovaya mountain.

The operating range of the coast station is 32.1 nautical miles.

With the help of the coast station, the following actions are carried out in its coverage area:

- continuous radio watch and radio exchange with vessels in the VHF range of the maritime mobile service and in radiotelephonic mode;

- operational communication between vessels and the Arkhangelsk marine rescue sub-center of the FSI “Western Arctic MPA” for organizing of search and rescue operations;

- automated performing of distress, urgency and safety call procedures using digital selective call technology with vessels in the Kandalaksha Bay.