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Radar Observer and the use of ARPA – Operational Level

Radar Observer and the use of ARPA – Operational Level
Course Information
Course requirement STCW compulsory
Duration in hours 66.5
STCW references A-II/1, A-VIII/2 – 3.1, B-I/12 i B-VIII/2 – 3.1

The course aims to provide the training in the basic theory and use of radar and ARPA in accordance with the requirements of STCW Code.

The course is designed for all future deck officers who participate in navigation and watch keeping on the bridge, as well as skippers and pilots.

Candidates successfully completing the course will be competent to use radar and ARPA, to maintain safety of navigation, will be familiar with the radar theory, construction, basic controls, presentation, inaccuracy and limitations, will be familiar with the ARPA system, components, working principles, operation, possibilities and restrictions, and by means of radar and ARPA will be able to adequately apply the International Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea.

The course is open to seafarers who have a minimum 12 months watch keeping experience as officer in charge of navigational watch.

The course takes full account of the detailed outline set in D.14. part of the Regulation on ranks and certification of seafarers (Official Gazette Montenegro number 55/2013).
The course is fully compliant with the IMO Model Course 1.07.

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