Radar, Arpa, Bridge Teamwork, Search and Rescue at Management Level

Description of the course
Target group
This course is principally intended for candidates for certification as master or chief mate on seagoing ships.
Objectives of the course
After completing this course will be able to make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognize potential threats and make valid navigational and collision-avoidance decisions based on sound radar observation and plotting in compliance with COLREG. They will be aware of the time needed to appreciate that a dangerous situation is developing, to decide upon and take appropriate action, and to ascertain that such action is adequate and does not give rise to further conflicts with other vessels. They will also realize that excessive speed in poor visibility reduces the time available to assess a threat and to take appropriate action. Ability to plan, organize and manage a bridge team, making use of all navigational data, will also be achieved. Successful completion of this course will also provide ability to respond to, co-ordinate and execute a search and rescue operation IAMSAR.
The program meets the latest requirements of STCW Convention and IMO Model Course 1.08 “Radar, ARPA, Bridge Teamwork and Search and Rescue”.


The course is approved by Latvian Maritime Administration.
Course contents
The course covers the following topics:
  • Operate ARPA and Navigation Controls;
  • Perform Radar Plotting;
  • Use ARPA and Navigation Information to Control;
  • Plan and Coordinate Search and Rescue.
Duration of the training course
The maximum number of participants - 9 persons per one group
The price is 540 EUR.
Certificate validity
Certificate is unlimited.
Entry Standards
Trainees wishing to enter this course should have:
  • Certificate of Competence as officer in chargeof a navigational watch and should present appropriate diploma/certificate according STCW A-II/1 with 12 months seatime;
  • Certificate of completed “Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and Use of ARPA” course according IMO model course 1.07, according STCW A-II/1.
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted on Transas NT Pro 5000 ECDIS simulator with the latest software version installed.
Riga, Latvia
Course limitations:
The maximum number of participants – 9 persons per one group.
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