RADAR NAVIGATION AT OPERATIONAL LEVEL — MODEL COURSE 1.07
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This Model Course No. 1.07 consists of seven major learning topics. The first topic is the essential theory of the commonly used marine radar systems and gives the basic theoretical knowledge of the systems, which is obviously necessary for all radar operators. The second topic addresses the main operational skills of the systems, while the third one is dealing with the radar navigation and ship position fixing.
The manual plotting skills are dealt with in the fourth section, and the fifth section will cover the functions of the auto target tracking as well as the targets tracked by means of the AIS. The two last topics included in the course are devoted to the operational skills and, finally, the adherence to the provisions of the COLREG when the marine radar systems are used.
All trainees who manage to complete all sections of the present course and meet the applicable performance standards will be able to properly recognize when the marine radar systems shall be used and also perform correct selection of the modes and range settings. They will also get the understanding of the control settings for the best system performance and necessary awareness of the equipment limitations.
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