3rd Party Onboard Navigational Assessment


The aim of this external assessment is to identify knowledge gaps and to provide you with recommendations which can help you improve your navigational safety. Our focus is on educating and advising, and the assessment is based on a constructive dialogue with the onboard navigators.

Relevant for:

Shipping companies interested in a thorough 3rd party navigational assessment, validating bridge procedures, practices and personnel, aiming for continuous improvement. Assessment planned and executed by FURUNO’s skilled Master Mariners (CoC), auditors and assessors.

Equipment used:

FURUNO Integrated Bridge System (IBS), FURUNO Ice Radar, full mission simulator.


The assessment must cover an adequate period and be performed during operational conditions. 4 - 5 days is recommended - depending on the agreed scope.

Course content:

We have a holistic approach when studying personnel, procedures, and processes onboard the vessel. The assessment could, as an example, cover:

  • Bridge equipment.

  • Communication equipment.

  • Distress procedures.

  • Navigational procedures.

  • Emergency plan.

  • Contingency plans.

  • Company forms and documentation.

  • Company checklists.

The assessors observations and recommendations will be discussed with the entire bridge team and with the individual officers.

Assessment report:

The assessment is concluded by a detailed and confidential report which includes evaluation of competences, recommendations, and best practices. The report complies with the requirements of the STCW Code, section A-I/6.

Course certificate:

The training courses are concluded with multiple-choice tests. If the test is passed, then a certificate is issued. Basic training complies with the STCW code table A-V/4-1 and advanced training complies with the STCW code table A-V/4-2.


Individual agreement.


On board vessel during sea passage from berth to berth.

Terms and conditions apply:

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