Navigation Requirements

Passenger Ships (less than 150 GT)
•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  RADAR reflector* (3 & 9 GHz)
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Transmitting Heading Device* (Gyro, Electromagnetic or Satellite) (THD)
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 

 

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Cargo ships (less than 150 GT)

•  Standard magnetic compass*

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  RADAR reflector* (3 & 9 GHz)
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Passenger ships (150 - 299 GT)
•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Transmitting Heading Device* (Gyro, Electromagnetic or Satellite) (THD)
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Cargo ships (150 - 299 GT)

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*

•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
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Passenger ships (300 - 499 GT)

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*

•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Transmitting Heading Device* (Gyro, Electromagnetic or Satellite) (THD)
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Cargo ships (300 - 499 GT)
•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Transmitting Heading Device* (Gyro, Electromagnetic or Satellite) (THD)
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 

See bottom of page for notes. 


Passenger ships (500 - 2.999 GT)

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*

•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  RADAR reflector* (3 & 9 GHz)
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Electronic Chart Display & Inform. System (ECDIS) (+ backup arrangement)* (5)
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Gyrocompass*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeaters (360 degrees)* (1)
•  Indicators (rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch & operational mode)*
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Cargo ships (500 - 2.999 GT)

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*

•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Gyrocompass*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeaters (360 degrees)* (1)
•  Indicators (rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch & operational mode)*
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Passenger and cargo ships (3.000 - 9.999 GT)
•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Electronic Chart Display & Inform. System (ECDIS) (+ backup arrangement)* (5)
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  3 GHz RADAR* including ATA or ARPA (S-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Gyrocompass*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeaters (360 degrees)*
•  Indicators (rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch & operational mode)*
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 

 

See bottom of page for notes.

Passenger and cargo ships (10.000 - 49.999 GT)

•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*

•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Electronic Chart Display & Inform. System (ECDIS) (+ backup arrangement)* (5)
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  3 GHz RADAR* including ATA or ARPA (S-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Gyrocompass*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeaters (360 degrees)*
•  Indicators (rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch & operational mode)*
•  Heading or Track Control System (HCS (autopilot) / TCS)*
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 
See bottom of page for notes.

Passenger and cargo ships (50.000 GT and upwards)
•  Pelorus or compass bearing device*
•  Correction to heading/bearing*
•  Spare magnetic compass
•  Nautical charts and nautical publications* (5)
•  GNSS (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo) or terrestrial Radio Nav. System*
•  Sound Reception System* (SRS) (3)
•  Telephone to emergency steering system*
•  Daylight signalling lamp*
•  Electronic Chart Display & Inform. System (ECDIS) (+ backup arrangement)* (5)
•  Automatic Identification System* (AIS) (7)
•  9 GHz RADAR* including EPA, ATA or ARPA (X-band) (2)
•  3 GHz RADAR* including ATA or ARPA (S-band) (2)
•  Echosounder*
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Thru Water
•  Speed & Distance Measuring Device (SDME) – Speed Over Ground
•  Gyrocompass*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeater at emergency steering position*
•  Gyrocompass heading repeaters (360 degrees)*
•  Indicators (rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch & operational mode)*
•  Heading or Track Control System (HCS (autopilot) / TCS)*
•  Rate of Turn indicator* (ROT)
•  Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)
•  Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (4)
•  (Simplified) Voyage Data Recorder ((S-)VDR) (6)
•  (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Testing (7)
•  Service & Maintenance Agreements (8)
 

 

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Notes

(*) Approved alternatives means are permitted
(1) On ships < 1.600 GT only if possible
(2) Minimum RADAR plotting functionality: < 500 gt: EPA, 500 to 10.000 GT: ATA and ≥ 10.000 GT: ARPA
(3) In case of a totally enclosed ship’s bridge (unless flag state exemption)
(4) BNWAS requirement for all NEW vessels built after 1 July 2011 BNWAS requirements for EXISTINGvessels:
 
Built before
1 July 2011
1 July 2002
Not later than 1st survey after:
Passenger ships
as NEW vessel
1 January 2016
Cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT
1 July 2012
1 January 2016
Cargo ships 500-3.000 GT
1 July 2013
1 January 2017
Cargo ships 150-500 GT
1 July 2014
1 January 2018
 
(5) ECDIS carriage requirements for:
NEW passenger ships ≥ 500 GT, Tankers ≥ 3.000 GT and Cargo ships ≥ 10.000 GT
NEW Cargo ships ≥ 3.000 to 10.000 gt constructed on after 1 July 2014
EXISTING vessels at first Safety Equipment Survey after:
Passenger ships ≥ 500 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012) 1 July 2014
Tankers ≥ 3 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2012) 1 July 2015
Cargo ships ≥ 50 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2016
Cargo ships ≥ 20 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2017
Cargo ships ≥ 10 000 gt (constr. before 1 July 2013) 1 July 2018
ECDIS Software maintenance & ENC updates (see note 8)
(6) VDR – Voyage Data Recorders on new built cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT from 1 July 2002 and all passenger ships Please mind that for new VDR installations fitted on or after 1 July 2014 new performance standards (MSC.333(90)) apply (e.g. final & floating and long term recording mediums and additional interfacing of AIS, ECDIS, 2nd RADAR, etc.)
S-VDR – Simplified Voyage Data Recorders on existing cargo ships ≥ 3.000 GT and keel laid before 1 July 2002
(7) Contact us for your (S-)VDR and AIS Annual Performance Test (Approved by the major Classification Societies)