VHF stands for “Very High Frequency”. This means that marine VHF radios operate within a range between 156 and 162 MHz, or megahertz. Today’s VHF radios are very much more advanced than those manufactured in previous times.
STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. The worldwide convention ensures a high standard of training is achieved across the globe. The main purpose of the convention is to promote safety of life and property whilst at sea.
Confined space work is one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities. Sadly, an average of fifteen people are killed, with many more seriously injured, in the UK whilst working in these environments each year.