Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Course 150

This 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

Course Description

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:

  • 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv);
  • 46 CFR 11.3ll(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii) ; 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v);
  • 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii), AND
  • has met the desired standard of competence for task 5.1 from NVICs 11-14(Ch-1) and 03-18; and tasks 3.5.A and 3.6 from NVICs 12-14(Ch -2) and NVIC 02-18.

Applicants need not submit completed Task Control sheets in application for an STCW endorsement.

Prerequisite:

Radar Observer Unlimited Endorsement

Subjects Include:

Review of Radar Plotting Techniques

ARPA Theory

ARPA Errors and Limitations

Setting Up and Maintaining ARPA

Displays

 

4 day class in Fort Lauderdale