1786 | Advanced Navigation


Price: $1,100
Course Number: 1786
Course Length: 40 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 12

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description

Required Course Tools:

1. Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required): $15.00
2. Weems and Plath 15: $20.00
3. Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176: $23.00
4. Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator: $16.00

Any applicant who successfully completes the Advanced Navigation (Management Level) MIDATL-19 course will satisfy the following specific tasks from the national assessment guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 (Ch-1) and NVIC 11-14 (Ch-1): 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 2.2.A, 3.2.A and  3.3.A.

Applicants who successfully complete this Advanced Navigation course need not present a completed “Record of Assessment” for these tasks in application for STCW certification.

This syllabus covers several requirements of the STCW Convention, Chapter II, Section A-II/2, as amended.  Functional element “1” provides detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to navigation at the management level.  Students will gain knowledge of:

Navigation at the management level

1.  Determine and allow for compass errors

  • Ability to determine and allow for errors of the magnetic and gyro-compass
  • Knowledge of the principles of magnetic and gyro compasses
  • An understanding of systems under the control of the master gyro-compass and a knowledge of the operation and care of the main types of gyro-compass.

2.  Determine position and accuracy of resultant position fix by any means

  • Position determination in all conditions
    • Terrestrial
    • Celestial
    • Modern electronic navigational aids (e.g., satellite navigation)

3.  Oceanographic conditions

  • Ocean current systems
    • Surface water circulation of the oceans
    • Principles of voyage planning with respect to weather conditions and wave height
    • Formation of sea waves and sell waves

4.  Plan a voyage and conduct navigation

  • Voyage planning and navigation for all conditions by acceptable methods of plotting ocean tracks, taking into account, e.g.:
    • restricted waters
    • meteorological conditions
    • ice
    • restricted visibility
    • traffic separation schemes
    • vessel traffic service (VTS) areas
    • areas of extensive tidal effects
  • Navigation and monitoring of voyage
  • Logbooks and voyage records
  • Routing in accordance with the general provisions on ships’ routing
  • Reporting in accordance with the general principles for ship reporting systems and with VTS procedures.

Recommended Study Material:

Nathaniel Bowditch, National Imagery and Mapping Agency Staff, National Imagery and Mapping Agency Format: Hardcover (Illustrated)

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10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.
Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.