Course Length: 32 hours
Recommended: Knowledge of navigation
Radar Observer inland is a 4-day USCG approved course that teaches students the methods by which the radar detects contacts and demonstrates the limitations of the radar equipment including the dangers of over-reliance on information derived from radar. The exercises used in this course of instruction will provide practice in the proper use of the radar and to recognize potential threats and determine proper action to avoid these threats in accordance with the applicable Rules of the Road. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to determine information on course, speed and CPA of radar contacts to enable early action to be taken to provide for a safe passing distance.
Students who successfully compete the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) and 11.480(b)(2) for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Inland Waters).