Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) - Course #150
This 4 day course is required for all deck officers of vessels equipped with ARPA and covers the set up and use of ARPA for collision avoidance and navigation. This course utilizes the MPT SMART TM Simulation Center. Trainees use commercial ARPA Equipment and Ship Simulators with landmasses, environmental effects and vessel returns.
Any applicant who successfully completes Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (MARTPT-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following:
Applicants need not submit completed Task Control sheets in application for an STCW endorsement.
Radar Observer Unlimited Endorsement
Review of Radar Plotting Techniques
ARPA Errors and Limitations
Setting Up and Maintaining ARPA