MIN 503 (M) Training for ECDIS as Primary Means of Navigation
Clarifies the training that is required for Masters and Deck Officers of UK registered vessels which have ECDIS as their primary means of navigation
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Notice to all Ship Owners, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels, Fishing Vessels Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.
This notice clarifies the training that is required for Masters and Deck Officers of UK registered vessels which have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) as their primary means of navigation. This MIN is not applicable to Deck Officers revalidating their UK Certificate of Competency (CoC). Seafarers applying to revalidate their UK CoC should refer to MIN 494.
This MIN replaces MIN 442 and places the responsibility on the ship owner or operator to ensure that ship specific training is delivered in accordance with the ISM Code and the STCW Convention.