Electronic Navigation Systems (ENS) - Fishing
The Electronic Navigation Systems (ENS) Fishing course is designed to provide candidates with a detailed understanding of electronic navigation systems aboard fishing vessels to enable safe navigation.
On completion candidates will be able to make effective use of the electronic information provided in order to make the best decisions.
This course is a requirement for anyone wishing to undertake the Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing) qualification.
Pre- Course Requirements
Candidates must have up to date chartwork experience
- International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea
- Passage planning
- Buoyage and lights
- Flags and Signals
- Basic principles of coastal navigation, passage planning and the use of radar and other electronic aids to navigation commonly found on small vessels.
- Practical exercises including simulator based exercises representative of real situations and tailored wherever possible to local navigational circumstances.
The course will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions using the bridge simulator to consolidate the skills and procedures taught in order to achieve the required standard.
Assessment and Certification
Assessment is by means of a written and practical examination at the end of the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded the Seafish Industries Electronic Navigation Systems (Fishing) certificate.