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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE TRANSPORTATION

COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Navigation I
Table A-II/1 Function: Navigation
STCW78 as amended

Issue Date : January 2014
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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
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REVISION HISTORY COURSE SPECIFICATIONS

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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
Form No.:
Issue. Date:
Rev Status: 00
Prepared by:
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Approved by:
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COMPETENCE
KNOWLEDGE,
UNDERSTANDING
AND PROFICIENCY
PERFORMANCE
APPROX
HOURS
Plan and conduct a
passage and determine
position



























Terrestrial and coastal
navigation

Ability to determine the
ships position by use of:

.1 landmarks
.2 aids to navigation,
including lighthouses,
beacons and buoys
.3 dead reckoning,
taking into account
winds, tides, currents
and estimated speed

Thorough knowledge of
and ability to use
nautical charts, and
publications, such as
sailing directions, tide
tables, notices to
mariners, radio
navigational warnings
and ships routeing
information





Definitions Earth

Defines 'great circle', 'small circle', 'spherical angle', 'spherical triangle', 'poles of a great
circle'
Defines 'earth's poles', 'equator' and 'meridians'
Defines 'latitude' and 'parallels of latitude', 'prime meridian' and 'longitude'
Defines 'difference of latitude' and 'difference of longitude'
Describes the earth as an ellipsoid
Defines 'compression', and states its value
Defines 'international nautical mile', 'cable' and 'knot'

Charts

Demonstrates basic knowledge of chart projections
Defines 'natural scale' of a chart
Describes the requirements of a chart appropriate for marine navigation
Identifies the Mercator chart as a mathematical projection and understands the principles
of its construction.
Describes the properties of the chart and the degree to which it meets navigational
requirements and also its limitations
Demonstrates the use of a chart catalogue
Demonstrates the correcting of charts according to Notices to Mariners

Electronic Charts

Demonstrates knowledge of electronic charts
Describes the differences between Vector and Raster electronic charts
Explains the major characteristics of ECDIS and ECS data such as data term and
definition; data contents; data structure; attribute; data quality and it accuracy
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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
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COMPETENCE
KNOWLEDGE,
UNDERSTANDING
AND PROFICIENCY
PERFORMANCE
APPROX
HOURS
Plan and conduct a
passage and determine
position (Cont)



























Terrestrial and coastal
navigation

Ability to determine the
ships position by use of:

.1 landmarks
.2 aids to navigation,
including lighthouses,
beacons and buoys
.3 dead reckoning,
taking into account
winds, tides, currents
and estimated speed

Thorough knowledge of
and ability to use
nautical charts, and
publications, such as
sailing directions, tide
tables, notices to
mariners, radio
navigational warnings
and ships routeing
information (Cont)





Describes the terms and definitions used in the context of ECDIS and ECS
Describes ECDIS and ECS display characteristics
Explains the scope and selection of chart data display categories

Datums

Explains the rotation of the earth about its axis
Defines describes the directions on the earth's surface
Describes the direction of the ship's head on a gyro-compass (gyro course)
Describes the direction of the ship's head on a magnetic compass (compass course)

Distances

Describes the approximate polar and equatorial circumferences of the earth
Demonstrates how to measure the distance between two positions on a Mercator chart
based on the latitude of the two positions

Position Lines and Positions

Defines a position
Gives the radar distance off a charted object and plots its position circle on a chart
Plots a position on the chart from simultaneous cross bearings and from bearing and
distance off
Explains the methods used to obtain simultaneous cross bearings with least error
Defines 'dead reckoning position (DR)', 'estimated position (EP)' and 'fixed position'
Plots a dead reckoning position on the chart and marks accordingly
Plots an estimated position on the chart and marks accordingly
Plots position lines - straight line, circle, hyperbola
Finds a position line by bearing, horizontal angle, vertical sextant angle, and transit line




2 Hours






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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
Form No.:
Issue. Date:
Rev Status: 00
Prepared by:
Reviewed by:
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Page: 5 of 7

COMPETENCE
KNOWLEDGE,
UNDERSTANDING
AND PROFICIENCY
PERFORMANCE
APPROX
HOURS
Plan and conduct a
passage and determine
position (Cont)



























Terrestrial and coastal
navigation

Ability to determine the
ships position by use of:

.1 landmarks
.2 aids to navigation,
including lighthouses,
beacons and buoys
.3 dead reckoning,
taking into account
winds, tides, currents
and estimated speed

Thorough knowledge of
and ability to use
nautical charts, and
publications, such as
sailing directions, tide
tables, notices to
mariners, radio
navigational warnings
and ships routeing
information (Cont)





and radio aids
Determines a position by a combination of bearing, distance and the methods in the above
objective
Finds a position by simultaneous bearings of two objects
Finds the distance that the ship will pass off a given point when abeam
Constructs a position line to clear a navigational danger by a given distance

Chartwork Exercises

Defines 'course' and 'distance'
Lays off true course between two positions and marked with appropriate symbol
Finds the distance between two positions

Information from Charts, Lists of Lights and Other Publications

Recognises and demonstrates the use of the symbols and abbreviations on a chart,
especially lighthouses, buoys, beacons, radio beacons and other navigational marks
Identifies the characteristics and range of lights
Calculates the distances of sighting lights and dipping distances
Identifies the symbols for chart depths and nature of the bottom and explains the use of
soundings
Recognises coastlines, coast and radar-responsive targets
Interprets coastline contours, bottom topography, depths and nature of bottom
Uses the tidal information given on a chart
Recognises traffic lanes and separation zones
Explains the danger of placing implicit reliance upon floating navigational aids
Explains the danger of approaching navigational aids too closely
Obtains and appraises information from navigational publications including sailing
directions, notices to mariners, radio navigational warnings and ships routeing information







16 Hours





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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
Form No.:
Issue. Date:
Rev Status: 00
Prepared by:
Reviewed by:
Approved by:
Page: 6 of 7

COMPETENCE
KNOWLEDGE,
UNDERSTANDING
AND PROFICIENCY
PERFORMANCE
APPROX
HOURS
Plan and conduct a
passage and determine
position (Cont)



























Terrestrial and coastal
navigation

Ability to determine the
ships position by use of:

.1 landmarks
.2 aids to navigation,
including lighthouses,
beacons and buoys
.3 dead reckoning,
taking into account
winds, tides, currents
and estimated speed

Thorough knowledge of
and ability to use
nautical charts, and
publications, such as
sailing directions, tide
tables, notices to
mariners, radio
navigational warnings
and ships routeing
information (Cont)





Demonstrates simple passage planning and execution including use of sailing directions,
tide tables, radio navigational warning and ships routeing information within parameters
established by the Master
Explains the use of clearing marks and horizontal and vertical danger angles
Recognises suitable passages, approaches and anchorages in clear weather and thick
weather, using radar-responsive targets demonstrate planning of a passage between two
ports from berth to berth using the procedures for passage planning as per the Guidelines
for Voyage Planning provided by IMO in Resolution A.893(21)

Keeping a Log

Describes the rules, regulations and common practice regarding keeping a log of a
navigational log and voyage records
Describes the proper keeping of different kinds of log during ocean passages, coastal
navigation and in port in line with the requirement in the companys ISM Safety
Management System























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Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation I
STCW Table A-II/1
Form No.:
Issue. Date:
Rev Status: 00
Prepared by:
Reviewed by:
Approved by:
Page: 7 of 7

COMPETENCE
KNOWLEDGE,
UNDERSTANDING
AND PROFICIENCY
PERFORMANCE
APPROX
HOURS
Determine position and
accuracy of resultant
position fix by any
means (ML)

Position determination in
all conditions:

.2 by terrestrial
observations, including
the ability to use
appropriate charts,
notices to mariners and
other publications to
assess the accuracy of
the resulting position fix

Selects and applies the most appropriate techniques for position monitoring using
terrestrial observations in any area being navigated
Verifies that the position is determined at appropriate frequencies and monitored
continuously using terrestrial observations and techniques where these are possible
Assesses the accuracy of position monitoring using terrestrial techniques, particularly
considering:
The limitations and errors of the technique used
Information from charts, notices to mariners and other publications
Ensures charts and publications are up to date

16 Hours