Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training

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  This aim of this publication is to help create training courses that provide seafarers with the knowledge and skills needed to help keep a safe navigational watch and to use radar, ARPA, ECDIS, AIS and other electronic aids to maintain the safety of navigation. Training courses developed in line with these criteria will cover:

  • Navigational aids and equipment simulator training: operational level
  • navigational aids and equipment simulator training: management level
  • ARPA simulator training
  • small ship navigation and radar course.

The specifications described in this document have been developed by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in conjunction with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and satisfy MCA requirements for approved training.


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The Merchant Navy Training Board is the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing sector specific education, training and skills.



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