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

Preparing for Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

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

Required Materials

PASSPORT for ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, Highlighter, and proof of radar certificate

 

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Testimonials

The girls in the office are great. They really go out of their way to help the students.
Francis, Friday November 2020
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Everything was great!
Jose, Friday July 2020
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
I've been to a half dozen maritime schools and yours was the most impressive one yet. I look forward to returning to MPT for more classes soon!
Jason, Friday September 2015
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Dan Dale was the 5th or 6th instructor I've had here at MPT. While they all had their strong suits, they were all exceptional at what they do. I've been to 3 different maritime training centers in my journey towards a 1600 ton license as a hawsepiper and MPT has them all beat by a landslide.
Christopher, Sunday July 2015
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Awesome as usual!!
Michael, Friday June 2015
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Over all, I enjoyed my time at mpt. I got to see some buddies whom I haven't seen in a while and the was a pleasant surprise. Only down side was that it rained...thank you and see you next time. Peace
Patrick, Saturday January 2015
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
I had many choices and I'm happy I chose MPT for my Training.
Steven, Friday January 2015
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Keep up the good work. You have a friendly, helpful staff. Dan Dale knew his stuff and shared his knowledge well. To me, Leslie was very helpful and helped me do what I needed to find the TWIC office, find a doctor to take my physical exam and drug screen and then helped me prepare my documents to send off to the USCG for license renwal. To me, Leslie is a star.
Clifford, Friday July 2014
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Thank you for the pleasurable experience at your facility. The instructor, Scott, is great at his job!!
Ronald, Friday March 2014
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Everyone is always very nice and as usual, a great job by the front office - the friendly banter helps to calm the nerves... and Dan Dale continues to be a very good instructor. Thank you much, Bruce
Bruce, Tuesday July 2013
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Very good. Very professional
Nickolas, Tuesday November 2012
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
Very pleased with the course and instructor.
John, Friday October 2012
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)