Electronic Navigation (OICNW) (STCW)

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QUALMI-18: Electronic Navigation OICNW  STCW Code 2011 Edition Approved!

COURSE LENGTH: 35 HOURS (5 DAYS)

Course Description:

This training course will provide the trainee the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to use commonly available electronic navigational aids and to select the best suitable navigational system on board in a given situation and effectively use the instruments; and to handle the instruments properly and correctly apply the information obtained to fix the ship’s position. Completion of this training will satisfy the Electronic Navigation training requirements as specified in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code for certification as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND the practical assessments conducted in this course are accepted as the equivalent of OICNW-1-4A, OICNW-1-4B, OICNW-1-4C and OICNW-1-4D from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code. This training program places a heavy emphasis on the practical knowledge of topics including:

  • Basic Principles of Electronic Navigation Systems; Satellite Navigation Systems; Echo-sounder Equipment; Speed Measurement Equipment; Electronic Speed Logs; Radio Direction Finders and Automatic Identification System (AIS); Radar Navigation; and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

Examination and Assessment: One written examination consisting of 20 multiple choice questions, which requires a minimum passing score of 70% AND; demonstrate the ability to correctly perform the following on the radar/ARPA/ECDIS simulator:

  • Use of radar/ARPA and ECDIS to maintain the safety to navigation and demonstrate the ability to correctly perform the following using the simulator. Demonstrate use of controls on a typical display and explain the limitations of radar.
  • Ability to determine the ship’s position by use of electronic navigational aids: GPS.
  • Ability to use the features and functions of electronic navigational aids: GPS.
  • Ability to determine the ship’s position by use of electronic navigational aids: DGPS.
  • Ability to operate the echo sounder equipment and apply information correctly.
  • Plan and execute a passage through an area of transit in the congested waters of a traffic separation scheme, using parallel index lines to monitor vessel’s position.
  • Fix the own ship’s position using radar ranges.
  • Fix the own ship’s position using radar bearing to tangents of land mass.

The practical assessments conducted in this course will be accepted by the Coast Guard as equivalent of OICNW-1-4A; OICNW-1-4B; and OICNW-1-4D from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code.

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