Electronic Navigation - OICNW
Course 206

Satisfy your Electronic Navigation training requirement for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) and get some of the necessary Electronic Navigation assessments completed along the way! Learn about the various types of electronics aboard current vessels and what can effect their accuracy while using MPT's Full-Mission Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Preparing for Electronic Navigation - OICNW

Course Description

Electronic Navigation: OICNW - Course #206

This 5-day course covers the theory and practical use of electronic navigational aids. Possible errors and limitations are stressed along with methods of resolving position ambiguity. This class utilizes MPT’s SMART TM Simulation Center.

This course will satisfy the Electronic Navigation Training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500GT or more, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended; and, the following practical assessments during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 (Ch-1), see specific tasks below, AND the training requirements 46 CFR 11.317 for an STCW endorsement as a Master on Vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near coastal waters and 46 CFR 11.321 for an STCW endorsement as an OICNW on vessels of less than 500GT limited to near coastal waters, Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended, including specific tasks from NVIC 13-14, see specific tasks below.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
Assessments Completed in this Course: 
NVIC 12-14 (Ch-1) Tasks: 1.2.A, 1.2.B,1.2.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.4.C, 1.4.D, and 1.5.A.
NVIC 13-14 Tasks: 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 1.8.C, 1.8.D, and 1.8.E
Subjects Include:
Basic Principles
Echo Sounders
Speed Logs
Loran C 
Radio Direction Finders
Radar Navigation
Navigation Software

5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencils, Highlighter, Calculator, Plotting Equipment, 3-Chart set (12221TR, 12354TR, 13205TR), maneuvering boards, and an Eraser.



Great team at MPT. Front office and instructors were very helpful. When it was time to test we were ready. Thank you
Matthew, Thursday January 2023
Electronic Navigation - OICNW
Great class with Matt. I enjoyed the simulation. We spent some time on the computer steering, maneuvering and docking. Fun. Staff nice. Room cleaned.
Sylvester, Friday June 2021
Electronic Navigation - OICNW
No improvement needed in my opinion. Dan is an excellent instructor and has a passion for teaching and definitely helped me learn new electronic navigational skills.
Matthew, Friday May 2019
Electronic Navigation - OICNW
I enjoy taking classes at MPT. Instructors are always knowledgeable and professional. Would definitely recommend this school to anyone furthering their career.
Felix, Friday July 2017
Electronic Navigation - OICNW
This was a great class. Love the training facilities and the staff here!
Matthew, Wednesday June 2016
Electronic Navigation - OICNW
This school is by far the best maritime training institution I have attended, outstanding staff and excellent facilities.
Tanya, Friday April 2016
Electronic Navigation - OICNW