Navigation Assessor

Invest in your career with our Navigation Assessor course.

This course explores key issues and provides practical advice on:

  • What defines an assessment
  • Improving safety and best practice
  • How to conduct the assessment with a systematic approach
  • Preparing an effective report.

Who is this course aimed at? Personnel requiring to demonstrate they hold a qualification to be able to conduct navigation audits stipulated in TMSA3 element 5 - Marine Consultants, Surveyors, Inspectors, Marine Managers, Superintendents, Shipmasters preparing for navigation assessments.

Award of the Navigation Assessor's Qualification is dependent upon successful completion of two phases:

Part A

Which consists of a theoretical examination to determine a candidate's understanding of the course content. This exam is undertaken at the end of the two day course.

Part B

Which consists of undertaking an actual Navigation Assessment and submitting a Navigational Assessment report for review. This report should closely follow the guidelines delivered during the course and contained within the presentation.

Please note: 

  • The 2019 fee to complete part B is £400 (+VAT).
  • Part A and B must be completed within 6 months of the course start date. 
  • Part B report submissions to be made to courses@nautinst.org

The need for Navigation Assessors

In the new Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations, published by the Container Ship Safety forum, setion 4.20 reads... 

'In addition to the Master’s navigational audit, the company should have procedures for shore-based specialist auditors, who are independent of the fleet management team, to carry out navigational audits and assessment of performance. This audit should be carried out while on passage and include an assessment of the effectiveness of the bridge team.' 
 

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is that students will be:

  • Internal Assessor: Master Mariner (Class 1 Certificate of Competency) from a ‘White List’ country.
  • External Assessor: as above and have command experience for a minimum of 12 months.

Applications will also be considered from applicants who can demonstrate an equivalent level of professional service in the maritime sector.

Meet your instructor

Captain Michael Rydén AFNI
Captain Michael Rydén AFNI

Short course instructor

Captain Michael Rydén AFNI has over 25 years' experience at sea and ashore. A certified lead auditor and navigation assessor, he has conducted over 500 audits, inspections and assessments including leading on incident investigations.
Captain Nishant Pandey AFNI
Captain Nishant Pandey AFNI

Short course instructor

Captain Nishant Pandey AFNI has over 37 years’ of combined sea going and shore based experience. A certified lead auditor who has carried out more than 300 audits , inspections and assessments including “Incident investigations” and “Root cause analysis”. He has been involved with development, implementation and training of ISM and ISO systems. He has in-depth knowledge of Safety and Management systems and has been actively involved with senior management training on board and ashore in various organizations.

Captain Sanjay Mittal
Captain Sanjay Mittal

Short Course Instructor

After a fruitful innings at sea, Captain Mittal held various leadership positions in the areas of Ship Management and Marine Consultancy. He currently runs a consultancy with a broad range of services including Inspections, TMSA Audits, Navigational Assessments, Surveys and Incident Support. He is also frequently consulted on Admiralty claims, particularly in oil and gas transportation, and has investigated several maritime incidents. He has been a member of various loss prevention bodies and has worked actively to promote safe practices. He has also been instrumental in conceptualizing leading initiatives in shipboard training, which have since become an industry norm.

Capt. Mittal  is based in Singapore and holds an MBA with Distinction from University of Bradford.

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI
Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI

Short course instructor

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI is a Nautical Institute Fellow who specialises in maritime education and training. Captain Butalia has years of experience as an onboard assessor, has an MSc in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmö. He designs and develops safety modules and training programmes based on need analysis to enhance skills and efficiency.

 

 

What will I receive?

The Nautical Institute's Navigation Assessor Course complements The Nautical Institute’s specialist publication Navigation Assessments - a guide to best practice. Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of this book (worth £50) on the day of the course!
 
Upon the completion of this course, students will aslo receive a certificate.

Booking in Hong Kong or Singapore?

For Hong Kong or Singapore course bookings, please email courses@nautinst.org or for all other bookings, please click on the 'Book now' button.

Further information about Part B

Candidates applying for the External Navigation Assessor qualification must hold a valid Navigation Assessor Part A certificate issued by The Nautical Institute within the last year.

In addition, the candidate shall undertake a practical assessment for five days on board a vessel. The practical assessment must be done individually.

The report should be made in an approved format with all relevant sections filled.

The navigational assessment documentation should be signed by the attending assessor and sent to The Nautical Institute by e-mail. Candidates should submit a sufficiently anonymised report that ensures the actual ship, owner, manager or other entity cannot be identified from the report.

The practical assessment evaluation shall consist of a review of a completed navigational assessment report following an on-board navigation assessment and an interview by The Nautical Institute appointed assessor.

On successful passing of the assessment, the candidate will be awarded The Nautical Institute Navigation Assessor certificate.

All assessment documentation will be retained by The Nautical Institute.

Click here to make payment for a part B report submission.

Martin Mischke says... 

"The navigation assessor course is very valuable and underlines the importance of
safe navigation, the correct use of ECDIS and efficient bridge team management
With TMSA3 and MESQAC, on-sailing navigation assessments have become a
standard in the oil industry. The course shows with very practical examples how to
conduct navigation assessments with a uniform and professional approach based
on the latest industry standards.” 


About The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members, who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 50 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries.