GMDSS System Battery

GMDSS Yusa Batteries
GMDSS Yusa Batteries

Oceanlink Marine Services specialise on supply of GMDSS maintenance free batteries as per SOLAS convention requirements.

These batteries are rechargeable and are referred to as storage batteries. These are used aboard to power onboard electrical equipment such as the VHF radio and are recharged from either the vessel’s engine, generator or through a battery charger connected to mains power. Charging the battery reverses the chemical process inside the battery so the battery can once again supply electricity.

Batteries are used in series, in parallel, or in a combination of both to achieve the voltage and the capacity that is required.

Each battery is made from several individual cells, each having a nominal voltage of 2 V. Most batteries are made from 3 or 6 cells giving a battery voltage of 6 or 12 V. These batteries are then grouped together to make a bank of the required voltage and capacity. Most vessels use 12 or 24 V for their battery bank.

Ship Battery Room

The SOLAS convention requirements

A reserve source(s) of energy to supply radio installations must be provided on every SOLAS vessel for the purposes of conducting distress and safety radio communications in the event of failure of the vessel’s main emergency sources of power. The reserve source of energy must be capable of simultaneously operating the VHF radio installations, and either the MF/HF radio installation or the INMARSAT ship’s earth station (as appropriate for ship’s sea area operation).

The capacity of the reserve source of energy should be enough to operate the installation with the highest power consumption for the appropriate period specified:

  • Ships with emergency generators: 1 Hour
  • Ships without emergency generators: 6 Hours

The batteries must be recharged to required minimums within a 10-hour period. The capacity of batteries must be checked, using an appropriate method, at intervals not to exceed 12 months.

YUASA UXL-220-2 Battery

We have a large number of 2V YUASA UXL-220-2 Batteries in stock ready to be Shipped Australia wide.

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GMDSS Handheld VHF Radio and Lithium Emergency Battery pack

Marine Navigation Equipment

Oceanlink Marine Services stock large numbers of professional handheld VHF radio which are compliant to IMO, GMDSS and ETSI standards for carriage on SOLAS vessels and survival craft, while also being designed for everyday use on-board.

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Why GMDSS Handheld VHF

A handheld VHF radio is usually used as a backup to a fixed one, for internship communications on large vessels and for use in survival crafts.

The Handheld VHF or the Life rafts/ Lifeboat transceiver, an essential element of the GMDSS, which is placed in the bridge.

The equipment should be portable and capable of being used for on-scene communication between survival craft, between survival craft and ship and between survival craft and rescue unit.  It may also be used for on-board communications when capable of operating on appropriate frequencies.

The equipment should comprise at least:

an integral transmitter/receiver including antenna and battery

an integral control unit including a press-to-transmit switch; and

an internal microphone and loudspeaker.

MSC Resolution

 The MSC resolution for the survival craft transceivers are as follows:

The equipment should: 

  • Be capable of being operated by unskilled personnel
  •  Be capable of being operated by personnel wearing gloves as specified for immersion suits in regulation 32.3 of chapter III of 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended
  • Be capable of single-handed operation except for channel selection
  • Withstand drops on to a hard surface from a height of 1 m
  • Be watertight to a depth of 1 m for at least 5 min
  • Maintain watertightness when subjected to a thermal shock of 45°C under conditions of immersion.
  • Not be unduly affected by seawater, or oil, or both
  • Have no sharp projections which could damage survival craft
  • Be of small size and light weight
  • Transmission and Reception on 156.8 MHz (Channel 16) and 156.3 MHz (Channel 6)

Available Stock

  • Jotron
  • McMurdo
  • Sailor
  • Icom
  • Entel
  • GME
  • Simrad 

  • Handheld VHF Marine Radio

    Lithium emergency Battery pack

    Sometimes it is just the Battery you need rather than a Radio VHF itself.

    Along with Supply of Handhelf VHF Radio, we also stock and supply Lithium Batteries across Australia.

    Want Assistance With VHF Radio and Batteries?

    Lifeboat Battery and Battery Chargers for Marine and Shipping Industry

    Maintenance free battery

    Oceanlink Marine Services Stock a wide range of Batteries for Lifeboats.

    Lifeboat Maintenance Free 12 V Free Lead Acid Battery Application

    12 V Lead Acid Batteries are used for internal combustion engines for ignition, lighting and other power supplies.

    Lead Acid Batteries features

    1. Discharging Performance: Very smooth discharging voltage.
    2. Excellent Shock Proof Performance
    3. Very Good Safety Performance
    4. Good impact-proof Performance
    5. Resistance to over discharge
    6. Good resistance to overcharge
    7. Great resistance to high Current.

    Information we need to supply the correct Battery for Lifeboat:

    1. Specification
    2. Dimensions ( LxBxH)

    Lifeboat Battery Charger

    Lifeboat Battery Chargers are an integral part of Lifeboat regular maintenance and a very important item to keep the Lifeboat in working condition. We stock and supply Battery chargers for Lifeboats.

    Lifeboat Battery Chargers


    Contact us today with your requirements.