What are the most critical requirements for Navigating function?

31 Oct '20, 05:51

Oct. 31, 2020, 5:51 a.m.
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The navigating function is critical to vessel safety and subject to strict regulatory requirements.

These requirements are specified by Class, flag State and port State control in accordance with various IMO conventions such as SOLAS and COLREGS

The navigating officer must have all the necessary up to date information available.

They should also have completed a familiarisation programme for that particular ship and its equipment.

All appropriate information must be current and readily available to the person navigating the vessel

Charts must be up to date

Voyage planning should ensure that the navigating officer has all the necessary up to date information.

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31 Oct '20, 05:54

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