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C&P 2 - Chartwork and Pilotage 2 NAUT 1820

Ocean Navigation Course

Course details

This course provides students with the necessary skills and techniques to navigate in confined and open waters. A detailed knowledge and application of nautical publications required for coastal navigation and passage planning is included in this course. An emphasis on the importance of updating charts and nautical publications is also provided.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of NAUT 1820 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90721


Mon Mar 06 - Tue Apr 18 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 90721
  • $892.06
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 06 - Apr 18 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 250

Manik Rudrakumar

Course outline




Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD AT BMC CAMPUS IN ROOM 250. Please refer to the prerequisite section of course webpage for any/all prerequisites. Student manual and workbook will be provided in class. Required Equipment: Chart: CA 3463 (Strait of Georgia) [Students can purchase chart from Martin Marine in North Vancouver. Tel. # 604-985-0911; Address: 1176 Welch Street, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1B2, or the BCIT Bookstore 2B pencils and plastic erasers, parallel rulers, navigation dividers, pencil compass. Note: For the issuance of Transport Canada Training certificates by the school, a Transport Canada, Candidate Document Number (CDN#) will be required. Contact Transport Canada, Marine Safety for further information.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use and describe charts.
  • Describe the reliability of charts.
  • Convert compass courses and bearing to true.
  • Explain the contents of the marine publications.
  • Describe the buoyage systems.
  • Describe the list of lights and range of visibility.
  • Use distance measurement for navigational needs.
  • Estimate the vessel's position on a navigational chart.
  • Fix vessel's position by horizontal sextant angles.
  • Fix vessel's position by transferred circles of positions.
  • Calculate set and drift of tidal currents.
  • Fix vessel position taking into account current and leeway
  • Navigate in confined waters.
  • Explain tidal terms.
  • Calculate tides.
  • Correct charts and nautical publications.
  • Prepare a coastal passage route.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

C&P 2 - Chartwork and Pilotage 2 (NAUT 1820) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Master 150GT Domestic
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
    Certificate Part-time


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