Any applicant who has successfully completed the Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (MIDATL-512) course will satisfy;
- The Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND,
- The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More:
1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B, 1.7.C, 1.7.D, 1.7.E, and 1.7.F
- Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
This course provides the background knowledge in planning and conducting a passage and determining position and shall be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake, at the operational level, the tasks, duties, and responsibilities listed in table A-II/1 and A-II/3 in the STCW Code 1995 as amended. Officers in charge of the navigational watch must be able to plan and conduct a passage and determine position as follows:
Terrestrial and coastal navigation
Ability to determine the ship’s position by use of:
- aids to navigation, including lighthouses, beacons and buoys
- dead reckoning, taking into account winds, tides, currents and estimated speed
Thorough knowledge of and ability to use nautical charts, and publications, such as sailing directions, tide tables, notices to mariners, radio navigational warnings and ships’ routing information
Compass – magnetic and gyro
- Knowledge of the principles of magnetic and gyro-compasses
- Ability to determine errors of the magnetic and gyro-compasses, using celestial and terrestrial means, and to allow for such errors
Recommended Study Material:
Marine Navigation, Piloting and Celestial and Electronic Navigation 3rd ed. Author: Richard R. Hobbs
Upcoming Course Dates:
Class Start Times:
Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.
Check-in Time Starts at:
Day Classes: 7:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 3:00 p.m.
Required Course Tools:
Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required) $15.00
Weems and Plath 15″ Parallel Ruler #141 $20.00
Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176 $23.00
Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $16.00
Weems and Plath Nautical Slide Rule #105 $23.00