Electronic Positioning Systems

Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Achievement



Course Description

This is an electronic navigation course required to obtain a Canadian Watchkeeping Mate Certificate. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skill required for the correct operation of navigational equipment.  

Course Outline

Part 1:     Plan and Conduct a Passage and Determine Position
1)    Electronic Systems of Position Fixing
2)    Electronic Depth Sounding System and Speed and Distance Measurement
3)    Basic Principle and the Operational Use of AIS and VDR System
4)    Ship's Compass and Steering System

Part 2:     Use of RADAR and ARPA to Maintain Safety of Navigation
1)    Basic Theory and Operation of a Marine Radar System  
2)    IMO Performance Standards and Settings for Radar Equipment
3)    Set Up and Operation of Radar in Accordance with Manufacturer's Instructions
4)    Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) System  

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Minimum class sizes are required to deliver courses, should these minimums not be achieved classes could be postponed or rescheduled.

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