1703 | Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
- Course Type:
- Additional STCW courses
- Training School:
- Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy
- Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
- 4 days
Any applicant who has successfully completed the Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (MIDATL-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following:
- 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv);
- 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v);
- 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); and 46 CFR11.321(a)(3)(vii).
The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For STCW Endorsements of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More:
3.5.A, 3.6.A, 3.6.B, 3.6.C, 3.6.D, 3.6.E, 3.6.F, 3.6.G, 3.6.H, 3.6.I, 3.6.J, 3.6.K, 3.6.L and 3.6.M
The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 10-14 and NVIC 11-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For STCW Endorsements of Master or Chief Mater on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level):
5.1.A, 5.2.A, and 5.3.A
Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, and proficiency of Radar/ARPA theory and successfully demonstrate competency on approved radar/ARPA simulators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard requirements and satisfying the ARPA competency requirements of Section A-II/1; A-II/2; & A-II/3 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code.
A trainee successfully completing this course and meeting the required performance standards will recognize when Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) should be in use; will select a suitable mode and range setting for the circumstances; will be able to set the controls for optimal performance; and will be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy. This course will meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/1 as amended for the function Use of radar and ARPA to maintain safety of navigation at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage. This course will provide students with the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to navigation at the operational level and in doing so satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as follows in accordance with Table A-II/1:
Table A-II/1 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.
Required Course Tools(Price if purchased at the school):
1. Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required) $15.00
2. Weems and Plath 15″$20.00
3. Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176 $23.00
4. Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $16.00
5. Weems and Plath Nautical Slide Rule #105 $23.00
This course is available on the following days:
(please check the availability with the training school)
- 9th September 2019
- 23rd September 2019
- 15th October 2019
- 12th November 2019
- 9th December 2019