Radar Observer (Unlimited) (ROU-OIC)

Individual Course / Program
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Length 5 Days
Training Method Lecture/Demo
Simulation Blind Bridge
Equipment Sperry, Raytheon, Furuno
Pre-requisite None
Individual Course No
Part of Program No

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-399) is required for all officers who serve on vessels equipped with RADAR. Attendees will develop the skills needed for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation. Trainees use commercial RADAR equipment with land masses, environmental effects and vessel returns. The curriculum exceeds USCG and IMO requirements for radar training. “Hands-on” simulation is conducted in the Institute’s four-ship interactive radar simulator.  This course satisfies the following Tasks of NVIC 12-14: 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.4.C, 3.4.D, 3.4.E, 3.4.F, 3.4.G, and 3.4.H.

Prerequisites- None.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Knowledge of navigation.


What you will learn

Applicants who have successfully completed this course will satisfy the requirements of an endorsement for Radar Observer (Unlimited) and the radar training requirements for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch pm vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). This course satisfies the following STCW and CFR requirements:

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.


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