201 Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation - $ 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: 

An applicant who has successfully completed the course will satisfy the following:


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: 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 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
012290 29 Oct 2018 15 Nov 2018
013004 28 Jan 2019 14 Feb 2019
013005 11 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019
013006 22 Apr 2019 09 May 2019
013598 03 Jun 2019 20 Jun 2019
013911 29 Jul 2019 15 Aug 2019

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