We have had great success with our PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PLANS.
They let us guarantee that the equipment onboard operates as it should, something that is especially important in the middle of high season.
The procedure varies depending on the type of equipment involved, but the most common projects are: checking software versions to update them to the latest versions, measuring optimal performance of antennas, VHF and SSB transmission and reception, verifying that all equipment works properly, as well as the actions recommended by manufacturers, such as annual services for the gyrocompass or replacing magnetrons in accordance with their useful life.
This includes preventive check-ups of fundamental equipment such as gyrocompass, speed log, depth sounders, radars and so on.
Some of the most common plans are:
Checking magnetron, antennas in general, VHF/SSB, speed log/depth transducers good performance.
Gyro maintenance service.
General condition of the installations; checking wires, connectors and insulation.
GMDSS shore based maintenance agreements.