Target Group:

All Seafarers engaged in the safe navigation of Fishing Vessels at sea. The
course is a statutory requirement under the STCW(F) and SAMSA Code
for Deck Officers and Navigational Watchkeepers.


A requirement for all seafarers wishing to pursue a career at sea who intend
to in charge of a Navigational Watch.


The ENS course prepares learners in the use of electronic navigational
and position fixing equipment found onboard modern vessels and is
offered at 3 levels, namely:
• Non-STCW,
• STCW Operational
• and STCW Management Level


• The ship’s position using hyperbolic navigation systems
• Principals and limitations of electronic navigation equipment
• Maintenance on this equipment
• Operation and errors
• Radar plots and the correct use of charts during coastal navigation
• The magnetic and gyro compass


• Mathematics at Grade 10 or previous ENS or any Certificate of Competence or proof of Chartwork Modules 1 and 2 completed.
• Sound knowledge of the Collision Regulations at sea.

Course Brochure

Electronic Navigation System – Operational (Fishing)

Course Duration: 10 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & practical evaluation. (ENS Maretek Simulator)
Validity: Not Applicable
Completion Exit Level: The competent learner will be able to Maintain a safe Navigational Watch and safe Navigational Passage at sea.
STCW Reference: MS (MSTC) Regs, 2013

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