Increase the scope of your license to "UPON OCEANS" at MPT, with NO testing required at a USCG Regional Examination Center (REC)! Learn how to use a marine sextant to fix your position by means of the sun, stars, and planets. Learn critical skills to be able to navigate a vessel upon the world's oceans!
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
PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, 2 Highlighters (different colors), Scientific Calculator (TI-30xa), Plotting Tools, Sextant (can be rented or purchased at MPT), Chart Quality Eraser, Starfinder, 1981 Nautical Almanac, Bowditch Vol. II 1981 Version, Universal Plotting Sheets
Everything is being done nicely and professionally. The office staff are amazing and helpful. They love their job. You are treated with love and smiles from these great ladies. Our lecturer John is professional and dedicated. The subject was well taught. He assists and encourages his students. He is ver transparent as well. The classroom is always clean. Thanks again for another opportunity.
I can say with all honesty that I just couldn’t possibly see how MPT could improve any. What I mean by this is that the facility is almost flawless. Every instructor is knowledgeable as well as helpful. All the ladies up front are attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable as well. I’ve been going to MPT for all of my mariner needs since 2017 and even traveling 13 plus hours from Louisiana to do so. My reasoning behind it is because of how sure I am of the capability MPT offers you to pass any REC exam and or campus related courses. If you want full satisfaction and guarantee then I Highly recommend this facility. Thank you MPT!
There are excellent office staffs and instructors.
Awesome class. Glad I took this course with MPT.
Andy was an excellent instructor and made an otherwise daunting course understandable and accessible for all types of learners. I will happily sit in another class taught by Andy in the future.
Keep doing what you are doing, as you are doing grrrreat!
Andy is the best instructor ever. I will take any class that he teaches. Total commitment to teaching and hie students.
Pretty impressed with MPT as a whole.
Thanks for the great training.