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 scope.
Any applicant who has successfully completed Celestial Navigation/Oceans Navigation (500/1600 GRT) (MARTPT-107) course will satisfy the oceans navigation, professional examination requirements, Navigation General: Oceans and Navigation Problems: Oceans, for increasing the scope of the following for an endorsement as:
The Celestial Navigation training requirements of 46 CPR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more; and the assessments tasks 1.1.A; 1.1.B; 1.1.C; 1.1.D; 1.1.E; and 1.1.F from NVIC 12-14(Ch-2), and the assessment tasks 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, and 3.1.A from NVICs 11-14(Ch-2), 10-14 (Ch-2) and 03-18.
Length: 14 days (8 hr)
This course is also an excellent refresher for Chief Mate/Master Unlimited Candidates preparing for their USCG Examinations.
Sextant and Altitude Correction
Explanation of Nomenclature
Understanding Time and Time Zones
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
If applying for a USCG endorsement the following prerequisites apply:
- A 100 ton License or a Completion Certificate from an approved 100 ton program.
- Sufficient sea time to be eligible for the 100 ton license
- 200 Ton Master Upgrade course
Please reach out to a career counselor if you have any questions: 954 - 525 - 1014