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Our MCA qualified Compass Adjusters can provide a service to all Ports in the UK and across the globe. Compasses can be taken back to our workshop for repairs if deemed necessary. We can provide old and new parts for broken or damaged equipment. It is a SOLAS requirement to have your compass fully adjusted and in good working order.

When does a compass need adjusting?

In accordance with the MCA regulations (Annex 13 - Adjustment of Compasses) a compass requires adjusting when:

  • they are first installed
  • they become unreliable
  • the ship undergoes structural repairs or alterations that could affect its permanent and induced magnetism
  • electrical or magnetic equipment close to the compass is added, removed or altered; or
  • a period of two years has elapsed since the last adjustment and a record of compass deviations has not been maintained, or the recorded deviations are excessive or when the compass shows physical defects.

Seath Instruments (1992) Ltd are certified compass adjusters and repairers - MCA approved.?

We pride ourselves on high quality service and customer satisfaction in maritime compass adjustment, repair and service of all types of traditional nautical instruments. Our well-equipped workshops in Essex and Suffolk allow for testing and calibration of new instruments, as well as old equipment being brought back to full working condition.

Seath Instruments manufacture the HAZTEC range of gas alarms and control systems which detect LPG gas and carbon monoxide. These are primarily for the fishing and leisure market and are stocked by many marine chandleries or available direct from us.
Personal BW gas monitors are also supplied and maintained. We have the latest high tech equipment in our workshops to offer a full calibration service.

We have two MCA qualified Compass Adjusters at Seath Instruments. We can adjust any type of compass on any size vessel across the world.

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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