BS EN 60945 forms the backbone of marine type approvals. Many classification societies use BS EN 60945 as the basis of thier marine type approval specifications.
"This standard specifies minimum performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results for general requirements which can be applied to those characteristics common to all equipment described hereunder:
a) shipborne radio equipment forming part of the global maritime distress and safety system required by the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) as amended, and by the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels as amended.
b) shipborne navigational equipment required by the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) as amended, and by the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels as amended, and to other navigational aids, where appropriate.
c) for EMC only, all other bridge-mounted equipment, equipment in close proximity to receiving antennas, and equipment capable of interfering with safe navigation of the ship and with radio-communications (see IMO Resolution A.813)."
Axis Test Laboratories can offer an extensive range of testing to ensure your products compliance with both BS EN 60945 as well as the specifications of classification societies. We have years of experience working closely with Classification societies for marine type approval of products desitined for use in the Offshore and subsea industries.