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201 Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

 
Price

$ 1,999.00

Course Duration

14 Days

Approvals

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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: 

  • Second or Third Mate of self-propelled vessels of unlimited tonnage from near coastal to oceans, AND
  • Master or Mate of self-propelled vessels ofless than 500 or 1600 GRT from near coastal to oceans; AND
  • Master or Mate of self-propelled vessels of less than 200 GRT from near coastal to oceans, AND
  • Master or Mate ofUninspected Fishing Industry Vessels from near coastal to oceans, AND

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

 

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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

Coastal Navigation Experience or

Coastal Navigation Training

On Saturday June 2019 Aung said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

There are excellent office staffs and instructors.

On Friday June 2019 James said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Awesome class. Glad I took this course with MPT.

On Thursday April 2019 Jessica said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

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.

On Thursday March 2017 Giles said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Keep doing what you are doing, as you are doing grrrreat!

On Thursday August 2016 Thomas said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Andy is the best instructor ever. I will take any class that he teaches. Total commitment to teaching and hie students.

On Thursday April 2016 Daniel said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Pretty impressed with MPT as a whole.

On Thursday July 2014 Steven said the following about
Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Thanks for the great training.

Upcoming Fort Lauderdale Classes
Class Number Start Date Finish Date
013991 09 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019
014209 21 Oct 2019 07 Nov 2019
014950 06 Jan 2020 23 Jan 2020
014951 17 Feb 2020 05 Mar 2020
014952 30 Mar 2020 16 Apr 2020
014953 01 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020