ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) (ARPA-OIC)

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Length 4 Days
Approval USCG NMC, Bahamas Maritime Authority
Training Method Lecture and Practical Demonstration
Simulation Transas Part Task Simulators
Equipment Scientific Calculator, Triangles, Dividers
Pre-requisite Radar Observer Unlimited
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Part of Program No

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-37) is required for all officers who serve on vessels equipped with ARPA. Attendees will learn collision avoidance and navigation. Trainees use commercial ARPA equipment with landmasses, environmental effects and vessel returns. The curriculum exceeds IMO requirements. “Hands-on” simulation is conducted on Raytheon, Sperry, and Furuno ARPAs. The successful completion of the course entitles attendees to a USCG/STCW ARPA certificate.

Prerequisite- Radar Observer Unlimited.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Required on vessels equipped with ARPA. See NVIC 10-14, 11-14 and 12-14.

This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR requirements:


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