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201 Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement

 
Price

$ 1,999.00

Course Duration

14 Days

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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: 

  • Celestial Navigation training requirements of 46 CFR 1.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more
  • Oceans Navigation Professional Examination Requirements, Navigation Problems: Oceans, for increasing the scope from near coastal to oceans of an endorsement as Master or Mate of self-propelled vessels of less than 1600 GRT
  • Requirements for increasing the scope from near coastal to oceans of an endorsement as Master or Mate of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels or self-propelled of less than 200 GRT

 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

 

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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

Coastal Navigation Experience or

Coastal Navigation Training

On Thursday March 2017 Giles said the following about
Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement

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On Thursday August 2016 Thomas said the following about
Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement

Andy is the best instructor ever. I will take any class that he teaches. Total commitment to teaching and hie students.

On Thursday April 2016 Daniel said the following about
Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement

Pretty impressed with MPT as a whole.

On Thursday July 2014 Steven said the following about
Celestial Navigation for Oceans Endorsement

Thanks for the great training.

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