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RADAR AND ARPA - OPERATIONAL LEVEL (STCW)

RADAR AND ARPA - OPERATIONAL LEVEL (STCW)

Target Audience

This course provides training in the basic theory and use of radar for those personnel who will be in charge of a navigational watch. The course is based on the provisions of section A-I/12 of STCW regards the use of simulators.

Course Content

After successful completion of this course participants will have the necessary competence to be able to: 

  • Understand the fundamentals of Radar and Automatic Radar Plotting Aids 
  • Operate and analyse information obtained from a marine radar system
  • Set up and operate radar in accordance with manufacturer's Instructions
  • Set up and maintain radar displays
  • Perform manual radar plotting
  • Use radar to ensure safe navigation including the application of Parallel Indexing
  • Use radar to avoid collisions or close encounters and the application of the Collision Regulations 
Entry Standards

Holders of a COC based on the requirements of STCW A-II/1

Facilities

Classroom, bridge simulator

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos, practical simulated exercises.

Guidelines

STCW Chapter II, elements of Table A-II/1, Function: ‘Use of Radar and ARPA’. COLREGS, IMO Model Course 1.07

Course Duration

5 days.

Assessment

Written exams and practical assessments.

Certification

Course certificate upon successful completion leading to STCW certification.

Venue

This course is offered regularly in MTC Cyprus. Please contact your local Crew Service Centre for the next available course.