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Key Marine Navigation & Radio Equipment For Fishing Vessels

by | Mar 15, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just as the crew of any marine vessel needs to work together to help achieve their goal, the vessel itself relies on several interdependent systems to keep it going. Getting the most reliable marine navigation and radio equipment for your vessel is crucial to ensuring the security and safety of your ship, so that you and your crew can carry out your duties without worry. Fishing vessels also have to have echo sounding  equipment to help them carry out their duties and bring home the best catch possible.

Tecomart has been a supplier of marine radio communication and navigation equipment since 1994. We stock a wide variety of navigation, communication, and fish finding equipment to serve you and your vessel’s specific needs. Browse selected products below, or get in touch for more information and quotes:

1. Navigation

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Marine navigation equipment helps you monitor your location and chart your path and keeps you aware of other vessels in your area. This helps prevent accidents and collisions, and can also be useful in search and rescue expeditions. Navigation equipment can take various forms, each with their own specific usage. A comprehensive navigation system uses multiple devices together to give you a fuller picture of your surroundings.

This can include GPS Chart Plotters like the Samyung ENC N430 Colour Chartplotter (pictured) that comes with pre-loaded maps for operator convenience; Multifunction Displays which allow you to monitor several equipment simultaneously; and Radars like the JRC JMA-1032 Radar that help prevent collision risks and keep you abreast of other vessels or targets.

2. Communication

Communication and navigation systems are often interconnected on marine vessels, as both systems need to work in sync to guarantee the crew’s safety. The scope of communication equipment can vary – from Loud Hailers to help the crew communicate on the deck or shore, to Fixed Mount VHF radios to manage communications up to 25 miles away. Read more about marine radio communication devices on our blog.

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Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders like the ICOM MA-510TR are an example of communication and navigation functions converging in one device. AIS transponders help navigate and track your position as well as other relevant statistics; they also serve as transceivers for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications.

3. Fish Finder

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Apart from essential systems like navigation and communication that appear across every type of marine vessel, fishing vessels will also need specific equipment like Fish Finders and Echo Sounders to help with fishfinding.

When selecting your fishfinder, look out for additional features such as automated functions, high-visibility performance, and digital filtering capabilities that can make the fish detecting process smoother. The Koden CVS-126 (pictured) and Furuno FCV-688 are just some of the fishfinders available on Tecomart, each with their own unique benefits.

Pingers like the Future Ocean Netshield  prevent unwanted encounters with dolphins, protecting both the dolphin as well as your catch. Pingers can also reduce potential damage to your gear from larger creatures such as dolphins, seals, or whales.

4. Emergency

If your marine navigation and radio equipment systems fail or you encounter unexpected circumstances, you will need to be able to rely on emergency systems to call for help until you and your crew can be rescued or reached. Handheld marine wearables like the Garmin GPS 73 can be lifesavers in emergencies, but there are also several global systems dedicated to ensuring marine safety.

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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS ) is used worldwide by marine vessels for automated emergency signal transmission and communication, and comes in handheld versions for survival crafts such as the Icom IC-GM1600E (pictured). The GMDSS is capable of alerting other vessels or on-shore authorities in case of emergency as well as coordinating search and rescue expeditions. The GMDSS is compulsory for ships above a certain tonnage. Other worldwide security systems include the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) which search and rescue authorities can use to locate those lost at sea before coordinating rescue operations.

Secure your Safety with Tecomart

Tecomart has been a trusted supplier of radio communication and marine navigation equipment for marine and other purposes since 1994. We believe in providing affordable high-quality communications solutions for our clients, for both communication and navigational purposes. Get in touch to find out more about our products and solutions.


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