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The Merchant Shipping (Navigational Equipment) Regulations 1993

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Siting of radar installation

24.—(1) The antenna unit of the radar installation shall be sited so that satisfactory overall performance is achieved in relation to:

(a)the avoidance of shadow sectors;

(b)the avoidance of false echoes caused by reflections from the ship’s structure; and

(c)the effect of antenna height on the amplitude and extent of sea-clutter.

(2) The radar display shall be sited on the bridge from which the ship is normally navigated. The siting of one of the displays shall be such that:

(a)an observer, when viewing the display, faces forward and is readily able to maintain visual lookout;

(b)there is sufficient space for two observers to view the display simultaneously.

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