Navigation requirements

Solas Shipborne Navigational Carriage Requirements

Safety of navigation chapter V

Requirements

Passenger Ships (less than 150 GT)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

See bottom of page for notes.

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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

See bottom of page for notes

Passenger ships (300 - 499 GT)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

  • Standard magnetic compass*
  • 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)

See bottom of page for notes.

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 EXISTING vessels:

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)

(8) Contact us for all available Service & Maintenance agreements

Radio Holland does not accept any liability for any consequences related to the completeness and compliance with regulation requirements at any moment in time. We advise you to contact Radio Holland for your current requirements.
Issue date 6/2016.

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