1786 | Advanced Navigation
Course Number: 1786
Course Length: 40 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 12
Please bring picture ID on first day of class
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:
Function: 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
- 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
- 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)
2021 COURSE DATES:
04/19/2021 – 04/23/2021
07/19/2021 – 07/23/2021
10/18/2021 – 10/22/2021
Class Starts at: 8:00 a.m.
Check-in Time Starts at: 7:00 a.m.
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