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ICC, CEVNI Endorsement

CEVNI is a mandatory endorsement to the Inland ICC.
It is an acronym for Code European de Voices de la Navigation European, or Code for Inland Waterways, and governs navigation on all interconnected waterways of Europe. The CEVNI is the "highway code of the inland waterways" and provides a set of signs, sounds, rules and procedures.

Come to our Training Centre, have a briefing on what is required, sit a practice paper then the test. There are 30 simple questions based on sign recognition and are of multiple choice formats.

The Training Centre can carry out an on-paper test for the CEVNI either during the Helmsman's and ICC courses or by mutual arrangement.

To book a test at the our Training Centre just give us a call, number below, and we will arrange a mutual time and date.

A summary of CEVNI is set out in the RYA "Book of European Waterways Regulations." We recommend this book as required reading of the CEVNI. It will prepare you for the practice papers.

This book should be carried on the boat as reference.
Book purchase is at a cost of £9:50 including postage.

Cost: The CEVNI test at the Training Centre costs £25.

Typical ICC CEVNI Test Questions

A vessel showing this means:

I wish to communicate with you.
Vessel has priority of passage.
I require medical assistance.
I have a diver down.

 

This sign means:

Max speed 10 kts.
Max speed 10 mph.
Depth 10 feet.
Depth 10 metres.

This sign means:

No entry.
Channel close to left bank.
Channel close to right bank.
Channel in centre.

 

This sign means:

Sailing vessels only.
Sailing vessels must give way.
Sailing vessels must use one sail.
No sailing vessels.

This sign means:

Enter
Do not enter
Channel close to right bank
Keep a sharp lookout

 

This sign means:

No entry.
Keep a sharp lookout.
Sound your horn.
Barge ahead.

A vessel showing this means:

Not under command.
Restricted in ability to manoeuvre.
Fishing.
Constrained by draught.

 

This sign means:

No entry.
Channel close to left bank.
Channel close to right bank.
Channel in centre.

 


What are these CEVNI sound signals?

 

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