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Radar Observer (Unlimited) Course

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Duration
2400 minutes
Experience Level
Entry
Category
Engineering & Technology, Marine Engineering
Sector
Maritime
Price
£625.00 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Radar Observer (Unlimited) Course

Description

The Radar Observer (Unlimited) course provides an in-depth study of the application of Radio Detection and Ranging equipment in regards to collision avoidance and navigation at sea using vector solutions of vessel motion. There is also a special emphasis on RADAR performance limitations and adverse environmental effects on the system. Realistic and detailed RADAR simulation is used in this course to apply theoretical principles to practical exercises.

The students develop both the mental and manual skills needed to safely use a RADAR in a real-time marine environment. Students will then have to complete practical examinations via HALO° exam systems. Radar-Observer certificates are issued to students upon successful completion of this course. Integrated with both the HALO° Radar Training Simulator and HALO° Exams, students can easily complete their practical assessments and take their exams online, eliminating the need to travel to an in-person centre.

The course satisfies the radar training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) and the radar observer training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ii), 11.317(a)(3)(vi), 11.319(a)(4)(ii), 11.321(a)(3)(vi). The course also satisfies the radar standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(a)(3), 11.317(a)(2), 11.319(a)(3), 11.321(a)(2); Sections A-II/1 and A-II/3 and Tables A-II/1 and A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 12-14 and NVIC 02-18 Tasks: 1.4A, 1.4B, 3.1, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.3A, 3.4 and NVIC 13-14 Tasks: 1.8A, 1.8B.

Upon completion of the online materials, students will be able to complete their written exams online using our HALO° exam monitoring application and will complete their Radar Plotting Exam online by scheduling with one of our instructors remotely. Please contact the Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or at registration@northeastmaritime.com for remote assessment scheduling.

Optional navigation tools are listed for anyone who would like to plot on paper by hand for additional practice along with the online tools.

  • Leaded Compass 6″ or 8″
  • Dividers 6 or 8″
  • 2 Triangles
  • One of the following:
  • Parallel Rules OR
  • Weems Roller Plotter
  • Blank Radar Transfer Plotting Sheets

Note: A $50 exam fee has been included in the course price.

Learning Objectives

  • Application of Radio Detection and Ranging equipment in regards to collision avoidance and navigation at sea using vector solutions of vessel motion.
  • ARPA performance limitations and adverse environmental effects on the system.
  • Mental and manual skills are needed to safely use an ARPA equipped RADAR in a real-time marine environment.

Assessment

This course requires 4 exams to be taken:

  • Radar Rules of the Road – 20 questions – 90% pass mark
  • Radar Theory – 20 questions – 70% pass mark

The written exam(s) can be taken online through HALO° Exams, which you will be directed to at the end of your course.

Upon completion of the online materials, students will be able to complete their written exams online using our HALO° exam monitoring application and will complete their Radar Plotting Exam online by scheduling with one of our instructors remotely. Please contact the Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or at registration@northeastmaritime.com for remote assessment scheduling.

System Requirements

Required equipment for the exam outside of any required materials identified in the course include a computer and web camera. The HALO° Radar Simulator is only compatible with a Windows computer/laptop.

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