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149 Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

 
Price

$ 199.00

Course Duration

1 Days

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Course Description

Radar Recertification Renewal - Course #149
 
This 1 day course is required to be taken at least every 5 years for all deck officers to renew the radar endorsement on their license. This course utilizes the MPT SMART TM Simulation Center. Trainees use commercial Radar Equipment and Ship Simulators with landmasses, environmental effects and vessel returns. 
 
Subjects Include:
Radar Fundamentals
Radar Transfer Plotting
Rapid Radar Plotting Techniques
 
Any applicant who successfully completes the Radar Observer Recertification (MARTPT-402) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(f) for maintaining the validity of an endorsement as Radar Observer.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Per policy letter 03-19, to renew a radar observer endorsement, a mariner must provide evidence of one of the following:

1. Completing an appropriate approved or accepted original, refresher, or recertification course

2. Having instructed a Coast Guard approved or accepted radar course at least twice within the past five years;

3. Having at least one year of relevant sea service within the last five years in a position that routinely uses radar for navigation and collision avoidance purposes.

Mariners will be considered to have met the requirements for relevant service routinely using radar for navigation or collision avoidance if they have at least one year of service as master or mate in the previous five years that was obtained on the following vessels that are required to be fitted with radar, tonnage thresholds expressed in terms of "gross tons" are applied using GRT, if assigned, and GT ITC if GRT is not assigned:

1.Tankships of 1,600 gross tons or more subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter D in ocean or coastwise service

2. Passenger vessels of 1,600 gross tons or more subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter H in ocean or coastwise service

3. Cargo and miscellaneous vessels of 1,600 gross tons or more subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter I in ocean or coastwise service

4. Offshore supply vessels (OSVs) over 100 gross tons subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter L

5. Public nautical school ships of 1,600 gross tons or more subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter R in ocean or coastwise service and

6. Oceanographic research vessels of 1,600 gross tons or more subject to inspection under 46 CFR Subchapter U over in ocean or coastwise service.

Mariners who have served on vessels other than those listed above, or in capacities other than master or mate should provide documentation of their relevant service on a vessel equipped with radar in a position in which they routinely used radar for navigation and collision avoidance purposes.

Mariners who have served as a pilot who are seeking to renew a radar observer endorsement should provide a letter from a pilot's association indicating that the vessels piloted were equipped with radar, and that radar was used by the pilot for navigation and collision avoidance purposes.

Service on vessels that do not get underway or occasionally get underway for short voyages will only be credited for days the vessel was underway.

Mariners applying for renewal of an MMC who do not provide evidence of meeting the renewal requirements will not have a radar observer endorsement placed on their MMC .

Mariners may have a radar endorsement added or restored to their MMC at any time upon application to the National Maritime Center.

This rule will become effective on July 22, 2019.

 

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On Monday May 2018 Roberto said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

This school has my rating as # 1

On Wednesday April 2018 Daniel said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Bernard know this stuff inside and out and has an easy way of explaining what is happening in each situation. He understands the needs of the students who may not use these skills on a daily basis and works hard to be sure you have a clear understanding of the process. This class is an EXCELLENT refresher.

On Monday December 2017 George "Rusty" said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

None. Y'all are the best. Merry Christmas. Capt. Rusty Allen

On Monday October 2016 Sergey said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Dan an excellent instructor.All MPT stuff the best.

On Friday July 2016 Henry said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

No suggestions at all. I want to recognize Stan McAlister for doing a fantastic job. He was extremely professional and presented the material in an easy-to-understand format. This was by far the best Radar Recert Class that I've taken. Keep up the great work!

On Thursday June 2016 Christopher said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

I am very happy with the school and tell others this is a great choice for training.

On Monday May 2016 Martin said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Great job as usual! Thanks.

On Tuesday November 2014 Jeffrey said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Keep up the good work

On Monday November 2014 Jeromy said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Jeff is the best instructor I have had. Please convey this to him. He has excellent knowledge of his subject, engages the class and holds their attention.

On Saturday August 2014 Andrew said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

outstanding instructor knowledge, everyone quite helpful

On Saturday February 2014 Robert said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Very good class. Dan is a great instructor and his level of enthusiasm was very refreshing.

On Monday October 2013 John said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Great Class -- First Class Facility!

On Monday September 2013 Dustin said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Great experience. I recommend your company to all my friends. Thank you for making my renewal process so enjoyable.

On Monday September 2013 Dennis said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

You have the best school out there. Keep doing what you have and you will continue.

On Tuesday August 2013 John said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

The ladies in the office are very professional and the instructors seem to enjoy enjoy their jobs

On Saturday July 2013 Marsha said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Thanks for insuring that everything with my paperwork was in perfect order for my upgrade; I appreciate all the meticulous attention.

On Sunday July 2013 James said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

No suggestions. Nice, professional, and efficient. Just my style.

On Monday June 2013 Roberto said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Outstanding class,the instructor Dan is very knowledgeable and gave instruction very clearly and easy to follow. I plan to suggest to my fellow pilots and friends to take whatever classes are needed to fulfill their needs! Again great job to all of you!!

On Friday October 2012 Shawn said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

Great school very enjoyable and interesting

On Wednesday July 2012 Marcus said the following about
Radar Observer Recertification Renewal

MPT is run very thoughtfully, with excellent staff. I have done all my courses there the last 12 yrs. Marcus K VanOort

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