For whom

This course is intended for participants who wish to obtain a COC Officer of the Watch of a navigational watch.


To make effective use of radar as a navigational tool.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, be able to:
• Describe the basic theory and operation of a marine radar system
• Set up and operate a radar
• Perform manual plotting
• Use radar to ensure safe navigation
• Use radar to avoid collisions or close encounters
• Describe an ARPA system
• Operate and ARPA system

Training information

The course is conducted in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping (STCW) Code Section A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3.

Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, case studies and practical training on the bridge simulators.

Assessment and certification

Instructors will assess the candidates through the observation of practical skills and a short written exam. Upon successful completion of the course and the practical modules, an international recognised STCW certificate will be issued by STC.

Number of participants

The minimum number of participants is 4 and the maximum is 8.


To be advised.


The cost of the course is to be defined once the final duration of the program is determined.

Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and use of ARPA

Course Duration: 4 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: Not Applicable
STCW Reference: A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3
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