201 Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation - $ 1,999.00

Course Description

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.

Course Approval

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.

Subjects Covered:

Nautical Astronomy

Sextant and Altitude Correction

Explanation of Nomenclature 

Understanding Time and Time Zones

Time Ticks

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


Required Materials

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

Upcoming Scheduled Classes

Class Number Start Date Finish Date
014952 30 Mar 2020 16 Apr 2020
014953 01 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020
015735 27 Jul 2020 13 Aug 2020
015760 14 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
016110 26 Oct 2020 12 Nov 2020

Contact Information

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