Seafarers engaged in the safe navigation of vessels at sea. The course is now also a statutory requirement under the SAMSA Code for Deck Officers and Fishers. Deck Officers who have taken up careers ashore and wish to keep their CoC valid are required to complete the course for re-validation purposes.
The course aims at providing those who are likely to become officers in charge of a navigational watch with the training that is required for the maintenance of a safe navigational watch and safe navigational passage. The course will focus on collision avoidance in restricted visibility and has been specifically designed to encourage learners to make use of all available resources and /or navigational aids at their disposal in order to make an informed decision and take the necessary avoidance action.
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
• How to conduct a safe voyage/passage. • How to operate basic radar equipment. • The use of radar equipment in different operations. • The use of echo sounders and speed logs. • Knowledge and application of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972. • Theoretical knowledge of the ships position using hyperbolic navigation systems. • Application of the theoretical knowledge on various electronic aids to navigation in order to plan and conduct a safe voyage/passage. • The use of Automatic Radar Plotting Aid.
Chartwork modules 1 and 2 and a sound knowledge of the collision regulations with mathematics at Grade 12 school level or equivalent.
Electronic Navigation System – Operational
Course Duration: 10 Days Course Certification: Certificate of Completion Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation (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: STCW A-II/1 and SAMSA Code Enroll for this Course