201 Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement - $ 1,999.00

Course Description

 Delivered by highly qualified MPT Instructor(s), this course covers all required types of celestial navigation calculations for mates and masters. It will satisfy the Celestial Navigation Training & Assessment Requirement of STCW A-II/1, as amended for raise in grade.

Length: 14 days (8 hr)

 Approved Training: 

 This course is also an excellent refresher for Chief Mate/Master Unlimited Candidates preparing for their USCG Examinations.

  Approved Assessments:

OICNW:  NVIC 12-14 Tasks: 1.1.A; 1.1.B; 1.1.C; 1.1.D; 1.1.E; 1.1.F 

Master and Mate: NVICs 10-14 & 11-14 Tasks: 2.1.A; 2.1.B; 2.1.C; 3.1.A 


Subjects Covered:

Nautical Astronomy

Sextant and Altitude Correction

Explanation of Nomenclature 

Understanding Time and Time Zones

Time Ticks

Sight Reduction and Lines of Position 

Running Fixes – Stars, Any Bodies 

Intercept and Azimuth Method

Latitude by Polaris


Meridian Transits – Latitude at Local Apparent Noon

Time of Celestial Phenomena: Sunrise, Sunset, and Moonrise

Star Identification and Selection

Ocean Sailings (Parallel, Mercator, Mid Latitude, Great Circle)

High Altitude Sights

Voyage & Route Planning using Gnomonic Charts

Estimated Time of Arrival

Practical Assessments using your Sextant


Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, 2 Highlighters (different colors), Scientific Calculator (TI-30xa), Plotting Tools, Sextant (can be rented or purchased at MPT), Chart Quality Eraser, Starfinder, 1981 Nautical Almanac, Bowditch Vol. II 1981 Version, Universal Plotting Sheets

Upcoming Scheduled Classes

Class Number Start Date Finish Date
011139 23 Apr 2018 10 May 2018
011140 04 Jun 2018 21 Jun 2018
011987 30 Jul 2018 16 Aug 2018
012287 17 Sep 2018 04 Oct 2018
012290 29 Oct 2018 15 Nov 2018

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