Course Length: 120 hours
Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation is a 10-day USCG & STCW approved course that teaches students the technical and practical concepts of Terrestrial Navigation. Areas covered include terrestrial coordinates, nautical charts, navigation publications, plotting and position lines, navigation aids, compass corrections including Azimuths and Amplitudes, charts and chart work, logbooks and voyage planning. The computation of tides, and tidal currents. This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/2 of STCW 1995 for the function Navigation at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) Level This course provides the background knowledge in Planning a voyage and Conduct Navigation to support the tasks, duties and responsibilities in Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation.
Students who successfully complete the Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation course will satisfy the Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND,
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 Officer In Charge of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B, 1.7.C, 1.7.D, 1.7.E, and 1.7.F.