Magnetic & Gyro Compasses
Course 210

Satisfy your "Magnetic and Gyro Compasses" competence requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). Learn about the errors and how to correct them on various compasses. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

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Course Description

Compass – Magnetic & Gyro: OICNW - Course #210
 
This 2 day course utilizes the MPT SMART TM Simulation Center.  
 
Any applicant who successfully completes Magnetic & Gyro Compass will satisfy the following:
  •  The Magnetic & Gyro Compasses standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(a)(3) and 11.319(a)(3) for STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) (Operational Level); STCW Code Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 12-14(Ch-4) and 02-18(Ch-2) Tasks 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B, 1.7.C, 1.7.D, and 1.7.E; AND
  • The Magnetic & Gyro Compasses standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.317(a)(2) and 11.321(a)(2) for STCW endorsement as Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal voyages; STCW Code Section A-II/3 and Table A-II/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 13-14(Ch-3) Tasks 1.9.A, 1.9.B, and 1.9.C.

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-4) and NVIC 02-18 (Ch-2)
1.6.A - Magnetic variation;
1.6.B - Correct for true heading;
1.6.C - Compass deviation;
1.6.D - Magnetic compass correction;
1.7.A - Determine the gyro-compass error by bearing of range
1.7.B - Determine magnetic compass error;
1.7.C - Determine magnetic compass deviation;
1.7.D - Determine course to steer by magnetic compass; AND
1.7.E - Position fix by magnetic compass bearings.

 NVIC 13-14(Ch-3)

1.9.A - Determine magnetic compass deviation
1.9.B - Determine course to steer by magnetic compass
1.9.C - Position fix by magnetic compass bearings
 
Subjects Include:
Magnetism of the Earth
Application of Variation and Deviation
Principles of Magnetic Compasses 
General Gyro Theory
Operating Procedures & Errors
Gyro Compasses
Automatic Pilots
 
 


2 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencils, Highlighter, Calculator, Eraser, Plotting Tools & Bowditch (optional)

 

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Excellent class, excellent instructor. Awesome hands on time in simulator.
Jason, Tuesday November 2022
Magnetic & Gyro Compasses
Love MPT. Looking forward to more classes with you.
Ratu, Saturday August 2022
Magnetic & Gyro Compasses
Great course. Great instructor.
Christopher, Tuesday November 2018
Magnetic & Gyro Compasses