SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boo TowBoatUS! They don't connect their own DSC
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 11-15-2012
PaulinVictoria
Remember you're a womble
 
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 2,114
Thanks: 10
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Boo TowBoatUS! They don't connect their own DSC

CG are the only people who answer/acknowledge a DSC distress call since the acknowledge cancels the alert automatically. Anyone however can make/receive a DSC call (i.e. a ship-to-ship call), you just need to know their MMSI. TowBoatUS vessels should know what their MMSI is so that you can call them, try asking for that specifically.
GPS connection is only necessary to be able to automatically update your position information into the DSC, you should manually enter your position into the DSC at a minimum of every 4 hours otherwise, this position info is then sent as part of the distress call.
I'd suggest if you have a ROC(M) or whatever your equivalent is that you get the additional DSC module.

Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PaulinVictoria is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome