This five day course is strongly recommended for all levels of crew standing watch, and is required for officers on radar equipped vessels. The objectives of this course are to train candidates in the proper setup and use of RADAR for risk assessment, navigation and collision avoidance. Fundamentals of radar theory and equipment, rules of the road, and radar navigation are covered. Utilizing TRANSAS 5000 Simulators candidates will operate their own vessel and Radar with landmasses, environmental effects and target vessel returns.
This program has been written to provide mariners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to operate radar in accordance with the objectives stated in 46 CRR, Part 10.305(1); STCW Code Tables A-II/1 for the OICNW Control Sheet Assessments as outlined in NMC Policy Letters 01-02 and 04-02. Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates for Unlimited Radar Endorsements to their license.
The Radar Observer (Unlimited) Endorsement is issued upon successful completion of a 5-day course with renewal of that Endorsement required every five years. Min 4/Max 18 Students