Date:

08-01-2024 to 12-01-2024, 26-02-2024 to 01-03-2024, 02-04-2024 to 12-04-2024, 22-04-2024 to 26-04-2024, 24-06-2024 to 28-06-2024

Duration:

5 Days

Entry Requirements:

Meet the academic requirements for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch
12 months of approved seagoing service

Additional Requirements:

None

Accreditation:

Accreditation through SAMSA. STCW 78 as amended in 2010 with the Manila amendments. Certification valid for a life-time.

STCW Code:

A-II/1 and A-II/3

Use of RADAR and ARPA – Operational Level – STCW A-II/1 and STCW A-II/3

Course Description: Use of RADAR and ARPA to maintain Safety of Navigation at the Operational Level is one of our simulation courses where we teach learners how to use Electronic Navigation Systems to navigate safely. We concentrate on collision avoidance in restricted visibility, making use of all available resources particularly radar equipment and radar plotting. We offer three levels for this training, namely: Management, Operational and Non STCW Level.

Date:

08-01-2024 to 12-01-2024, 26-02-2024 to 01-03-2024, 02-04-2024 to 12-04-2024, 22-04-2024 to 26-04-2024, 24-06-2024 to 28-06-2024

Duration:

5 Days

Entry Requirements:

Meet the academic requirements for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch
12 months of approved seagoing service

Additional Requirements:

None

Accreditation:

Accreditation through SAMSA. STCW 78 as amended in 2010 with the Manila amendments. Certification valid for a life-time.

STCW Code:

A-II/1 and A-II/3

R10,000.00

Learning Objectives: The SAMSA matrix prescribes that the learner should have the following knowledge and practical skills at the end of the course:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, the fundamentals of RADAR and automatic RADAR plotting aids (ARPA).
  • Be able to operate and to interpret and analyse information obtained from RADAR, including performance and use aspect pertaining to:
    • Factors affecting performance and accuracy
    • Setting up and maintaining displays
    • Detection of misrepresentation of information, false echoes, sea return, etc., racons and SARTs
    • Range and bearing; course and speed of other ships; time and distance of closest approach of crossing, meeting overtaking ships
    • identification of critical echoes; detecting course and speed changes of other ships; effect of changes in own ship’s course or speed or both
    • Application of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
    • Plotting techniques and relative- and true[1]motion concepts
    • Parallel indexing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principal types of ARPA, their display characteristics, performance standards and the dangers of over-reliance on ARPA.
  • Be able to operate, interpret and analyse information obtained from ARPA, including:
    • System performance and accuracy, tracking capabilities and limitations, and processing delays
    • Use of operational warnings and system tests
    • Methods of target acquisition and their limitations
    • True and relative vectors, graphic representation of target information and danger areas
    • Deriving and analysing information, critical echoes, exclusion areas and trial manoeuvres
  • Respond to a distress signal at sea by applying the contents of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

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