1st-Relief GmbH now offers a portable AIS Test SET to approved AIS Service suppliers for the annual AIS testing of SOLAS in accordance with the IMO guidelines. It is designed to test equipment quickly, simply "plug and play"! Please contact us for further information!
From 1 July 2012 all vessels fitted with AIS are required to have their equipment tested annually. The survey is to be carried out by a qualified inspector authorised by the administration or Recognised Organisation.
The new requirement is set out in IMO Resolution MSC.308(88) under new regulation 18.9 to Chapter V of SOLAS which states: