Automated Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA)

Certificate Awarded

Transport Canada Certification


Successful Completion of SEN 1

Course Description

This course is designed to provide continued professional competence as required under STCW regulation I/11, Revalidation of Certificates. This course covers components of SEN 1 and SEN 2 courses, for which STCW Code, Table A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3 indicate mandatory simulator –based training for deck officers standing watch on vessels equipped with ARPA.

Course Outline

1.0 Radar Plotting Techniques
2.0 Introduction to ARPA
3.0 Acquisition of Targets
4.0 Tracking Capabilities and Limitations
5.0 ARPS Displays
6.0 Target Information
7.0 Interpretation Errors
8.0 Errors in Displayed Data
9.0 System Operational Tests
10.0 Obtaining Information from ARPA Displays
11.0 Over Reliance on ARPA

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