OOW Navigation & Radar
Leading to an MCA STCW Certificate
A 15 day course made up of two modules:
10 Day Theory (certificated by examination):-
Revising navigation to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Level
Tide heights and secondary port calculations
Navigation using horizontal and vertical sextant angles and other methods
Passage planning and the use of the relevant navigation charts and publications
Rules Of The Road
Understanding the operation and use of modern compassess including gyros and fluxgate compasses
Correct procedures for operating navigational aids including radar, ARPA & Autotracking systems, GPS, LORAN, Routing & waypoint systems, electronic charts and Navtex
5 Day Simulator (ARPA & ECDIS):-
Passage Planning & Pilotage
Use of ECDIS
Operation of Radar
(This part of the course takes place at Liverpool John Moores University. The course fee includes transport from Hoylake to Liverpool each day. We recommend that you stay in the same accommodation for the entire 3 weeks.)
On completion of the five day simulation AND with the NARAS (Yacht) Theory Pass certificate, a NARAS (Yacht) certificate will be issued
It is essential that candiates have revised plotting of EP, Course to steer, secondary ports and Rules of the Road before attending this course.
Pre-Requisites: Candidates must hold a Yachtmaster Offshore CoC.
Course fees £2,970
Course fees for 10 day Theory only - £1970.00
+ current IAMI exam fee of £150.00.