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Further Information - Radar Basics - Collision Avoidance Training


Who is the course for?

Officers who are looking for an easy-to-follow supplement or refresher to their radar and ARPA courses and anyone requiring knowledge of the general features of radar.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?

The course will benefit learners by enhancing their knowledge, skills and confidence in radar plotting and in the use of ARPA during collision avoidance manoeuvres, while being aware of limiting factors.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring that personnel understand both the potential and limitations of radar and ARPA equipment in order to ensure safe operations on board.

What standards are referenced in the course?

• IMO Radar Performance Standards (IMO) (2004): Res.MSC.192(79)

• The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

• International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Recommendations (ITU (200): Rec.ITU-R.M.1313-1)

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 70%.

Learning Objectives

• Give an overview of available target information and how it is used during the target plotting

• Explain plotting theory and how it is implemented into ARPA to enhance the learner’s capability during collision avoidance manoeuvres


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones