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MAGNETIC COMPASS ADJUSTMENT

Our company counts with engineers that have more than 20 years of experience in the field of adjusting magnetic compasses within the region.

There is a huge demand of compass adjustment in this region in order to comply with Panama Canal requirements. Unless a magnetic compass is kept properly adjusted, serious errors can develop; this may mean that the compass is unsafe to rely on for navigation. Where compasses are not used continuously there is the potential for large errors to build up unnoticed. Relying on such systems in the event of an emergency can be disastrous. With routine maintenance, we can ensure that your vessels will have a Standard Magnetic Compass on which they can rely in any situation.

Why is a magnetic compass required in the age of electronic navigation?
Despite the modern tendency to rely heavily on Electronic Navigational Aids (ENA), the magnetic compass remains a primary navigation instrument on any vessel, and continues to operate independently, in the not uncommon event of an electrical failure or electronics malfunction.

Users should be aware that ENA have limitations and have been known to provide erroneous information. Reliable and accessible alternatives for back up and cross reference should always be readily available.

Vessels are required to be equipped with a means of determining direction and heading, readable from the steering position and independent of any power supply. A correctly installed and adjusted magnetic compass, of a size and type suitable for the vessel, fulfills this requirement.

  • Cassens & Plath
  • C. Plat
  • Nunotani
  • Tokimec
  • Tokio Keiki
  • Osaka Keiki
  • Bergen Nautic
  • Observator
  • Lilley & Gillie
  • Ludolph
  • Saura
  • Saracom
  • Krohn & Son
  • Geomar Madrid
  • Sirs Radiant
  • Sestrel
  • V.E.B. Schiffs
  • Decca Arkas
  • Iver C. Weilbach
  • And others