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Navigation Aids/Simulator Training (Management)

101 Abercromby Business centre, 279 Abercromby Street, G40 2DD

  • Next Date: 26th Jun 2019
  • Price: GBP (£)1,055 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Glasgow Maritime Academy
  • Location 101 Abercromby Business centre, 279 Abercromby Street, G40 2DD
  • All Dates 26th Jun 2019 - 12 places
    31st Jul 2019 - 12 places
    28th Aug 2019 - 12 places
    25th Sep 2019 - 12 places
    30th Oct 2019 - 12 places
    27th Nov 2019 - 12 places
  • Duration 8 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Course Description

Mandatory for candidates for a certificate of competency as Chief Mate and Master on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more in accordance with Regulation II/2 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended (Manila Amendments)

A certificate is issued by the college on the successful completion of the course on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

Course Contents:

At the end of the training, the candidate will be able to:

a) plan a voyage and conduct navigation;

b) determine position and the accuracy of resultant position fix by terrestrial observations and using modern electronic navigational aids;

c) maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems, including radar and ARPA to assist command decision making;

d) maintain the safety of navigation through the use of ECDIS and associated navigation systems to assist command decision making;

e) manoeuvre and handle a ship in all conditions;

f) coordinate search and rescue operations; and

g) establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures;


Training Outcome

Following Excercise will be covered in the simulator

Collision Avoidance Exercises - Open water exercises involving encounters with one or two target ships and progressing to multi-ship encounters.

Navigation and collision avoidance - Exercises involving multi-ship encounters when approaching a coastline or other navigational hazard from open waters.

Search and Rescue - Exercise(s) in either open or coastal waters involving the need to conduct a search and rescue operation while continuing practice in collision avoidance and navigational techniques and procedures. The exercise will reflect the implications of GMDSS and the additional facilities incorporated on modern navigational aids to assist the SAR operation.

Navigation and Collision Avoidance - intensive exercises involving the approaches to and passage through areas of heavy traffic with navigational restrictions.

Useful Information

Entry Requirements -

OOW (deck) CoC under Regulation II/1 of the STCW with at least 12 months watchkeeping service and either NAEST Operational Course certificate obtained after 1st January 2005 or MCA Approved ECDIS course issued in line with IMO Model Course 1.27.


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