Radar Observer Unlimited
Course 148

This course is required for officers who serve on vessels equipped with RADAR. Students attending this course will develop the skills needed for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation.

Course Description

Radar Observer Unlimited - Course #148
 

Radar Observer Unlimited - Course #148

This 5 day course is recommend for all levels of deck watch crew and is required for all deck officers of radar equipped vessels. The goal of this course is to train candidates in the proper use of radar for risk assessment, collision avoidance and navigation. This course utilizes the MPT SMART Simulation Center. Trainees use commercial Radar Equipment and Ship Simulators with landmasses, environmental effects and vessel returns. This course will satisfy the Radar Training Requirements of STCW A-II/1 and A-II/3 for deck officers standing watch on an Radar equipped vessel.

Subjects Include:

  • Radar Theory
  • Set Up and Maintaining Radar Displays
  • Factors that Affect Performance and Accuracy
  • Differentiating Between False and True Echoes
  • Performing Transfer Plotting Techniques
  • Rapid Radar Plotting Techniques
  • Obtaining a Position Fix using Radar
  • Situational Awareness
  • Parallel Indexing
  • Vessel Maneuvering for Risk of Collision
  • Radar and the Rules of the Road

Any applicant who has successfully completed Radar Observer (Unlimited) (MARTPT-399) course satisfies the requirements of:

  • The radar observer training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited); AND
  • The radar observer training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ii), 11.317(a)(3)(vi), 11.319(a)(4)(ii), and 11.321(a)(3)(vi); AND
  • The radar observer standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(a)(3) and 11.319(a)(3); STCW Code Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 12-14(Ch-6) and 02-18(Ch-4) Tasks 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 3.1, 3.2A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, and 3.4; AND
  • The radar observer standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.317(a)(2) and 11.321(a)(2); STCW Code Section A-II/3 and Table A-II/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 13-14(Ch-4) Tasks 1.8.A and 1.8.B.

Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

 

 

 

 

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