Chartwork and Navigation Safety (Watchkeeping Mate: FV less than 24m)

Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Achievement



Course Description

This is an introductory course in the theory and practice of navigation. It includes the fundamentals of the terrestrial coordinate system and practical use of the nautical chart. It also includes navigation safety and bridge watch procedures for Watchkeeping Mate of a fishing vessel of less than 24 metres in length.

Course Outline

1.0 Introduction to Navigation

2.0 The Terrestrial Sphere

3.0 The Nautical Chart

4.0 Navigation Aids and Chart Symbols

5.0 Plotting GPS Coordinates

6.0 The Magnetic Compass

7.0 Elementary Plotting - Course, Distance and Bearings

8.0 The Dead Reckoning Plot

9.0 Navigation Safety

10.0 Publications

11.0 Bridge Watch Procedures

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