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ENAV 2000 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 2

Simulated Electronic Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This advanced radar and Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) simulation course allows participants to perform and supervise navigational bridge duties as "Master in Charge" of a vessel in a type approved marine simulator.


ENAV 1050 - Simulated Electronic Navigation Part 1 B and a Pass on the Transport Canada Simulation 1 examination (Copies of prerequisites are to be submitted to the course instructor on the first day of the course).



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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Competently operate “ARPA” knowing its limitations and errors.
  • Identify "own ship's" characteristics and accurately and confidently operate "own ship" controls.
  • Identify and demonstrate the qualities required to be a professional master of the vessel.
  • Carry out radar plots in all radar modes.
  • Operate the ARPA for multi-target collision avoidance.
  • Con the vessel in open waters.
  • Con a vessel in confined water using parallel indexing techniques.
  • Demonstrate the principles and application of passage planning.
  • Execute a planned passage ending at "precision anchorage."
  • Respond to distress situations as per Canadian Merchant Search and Rescue (CANMERSAR).

Effective as of Winter 2017


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