The main objective is to put theoretical knowledge into practice. This includes: • Terrestrial Navigation, to plan a voyage, monitor and plot the vessel’s position, using paper chart, based on radar observations and/or visual bearings. • Use of Radar, including initial setup of the radar screen, orientation, radar range, EBL/VRM and ARPA. Identifying objects in the radar vs. visual observations. • COLREG, to apply the Rules of the Road as the actual situation requires. • Watch keeping, to apply MRM skills in practice.
Content of the Course
Introduction and training objectives Recap of watch keeping and safe navigation principles Voyage planning Transfer to the boat Familiarization to the navigation and boat manoeuvring equipment 1st navigation trip 2nd navigation trip Debriefing and closing, the trainees receive feedback on performance (accuracy of navigation, COLREG, situational awareness, wheel commands, communication and hand over of watch). Transfer to GigaMare training centre Dinner at GigaMare training centre
Transfer to the boat Night navigation, ECDIS is included in the navigation equipment
The Practical Navigation is intended for Deck Cadets