Celestial Navigation (Operational Level) (CNAV-OIC)

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Length 10 Days
Training Method Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Application
Simulation None
Equipment Sextant
Pre-requisite Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (TCNAV)
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Course Description

This course (MITPMI-114) is required by all Able Seamen upgrading to 500/1600/3rd Mate licenses as it satisfies the OICNW training requirements for Celestial Navigation. The course covers the most common forms of position fixing by celestial bodies. Subjects for this course include nautical astronomy, sextant, sight reductions, time of sunset, time of sunrise, and star identification.

Prerequisites- Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (TCNAV).

Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 12-14 & 13-14.


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