STCW Radar Navigation, Radar plotting & use of ARPA


The course covers, the theory necessary for understanding how radar information is obtained and displayed, the limitations and accuracy of information, the recognition of critical targets, the measurement of bearing and distances, and the use of these for fixing the ship's position and maintaining a plot of the movement of other ships as an aid to collision avoidance. Exercises in the application of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions


Duration: 10 days 

Certification:STCW section B-1/12 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.07, objectives 1-5. 

Validity: 5 years 



Course content:

• General radar theory;
• Setting up the radar display and choosing an appropriate working mode for the particular navigational situation;
• Occurrence and techniques of false signals recognition;
• Critical targets, position fix and collision avoidance with the help of radar system;
• ARPA capabilities and limitations;
• ARPA operation simulator exercises.

Unit 201,Shanghai Trade Square, No.188, Siping Road,Shanghai,China,200086