Plotting the target information provided by the ship’s radar can be done manually or automatically by an electronic plotting aid, better known as ARPA. As electronic plotting aids are integrated in modern marine radar systems, manual plotting has almost no relevance in practical navigation anymore. However, having a basic knowledge of manual radar plotting leads to understanding the working principles of an electronic plotting aid and helps in understanding the limits of automated radar plotting.
The aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge of radar plotting to build skill and confidence in the use of ARPA during collision avoidance manoeuvres, while being aware of limiting factors.
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.
Module 1: Target Plotting Module 2: ARPA
Module 1: Provides an overview of available target information and how it is used during the target plotting. Module 2: Builds on the plotting theory and its implementation into ARAP to enhance the learner’s capability during collision avoidance manoeuvres.
Required: Basic nautical knowledge. Note: It is not necessary for you to have a CoC as a navigational watch officer; however, an understanding of terrestrial and electronic navigation is recommended.
We recommend the use of a wired internet connection when taking this course. Connection via mobile internet is also possible; however, it is considered unstable and might cause the failure of your exam. Supported Internet Browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows
Important note: For optimized experience we suggest using a desktop browser.