Navigation equipment - C7C

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Full title 

National Standard for Commercial Vessels

Part C – Design and construction

Section 7 - Equipment

Sub-section 7C – Navigation equipment

Current edition

Edition 1.4

Commenced 1 January 2023


NSCV C7C specifies standards for the design, manufacture, installation, operation, and scale of navigation equipment to be carried on vessels.  

This sub-section shall be read in conjunction with:  

  • NSCV Part B - General Requirements  


This NSCV was updated as a result of the NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No 1, 2022 (AMSA has made minor editorial amendments to eight NSCVs to address consequential amendments resulting from the revocation of NSCV Part D).

Summary of change:

[1] In clause 1.4 Referenced Documents:


“Part D—Crew Competencies.”

The full list of changes is available via the following link: NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No.1 2022 (PDF 241.31 KB)


Superseded standards for commercial vessels

Assistance and tools 

Equipment guidance notices

Navigation systems

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Last updated: 

Tuesday 1 August 2023