This course provides the deck officer with an in-depth knowledge of the practices and theory involved in piloting a vessel.
Topics covered in this course include: pilotage, steering; symbols; sailing directions; lists of lights; tidal currents; navigation in confined waters; navigation aids; buoyage system; bridge practices; charts; chart usage; fixing position; estimating position; courses; conversion of course; distance measurement; range of visibility; reliability of charts; publications; tidal terms; calculation of tides; set and rate of tides; records.
Required for the following certificates of competencies:
- Fishing Master, 3rd Class
- Chief Mate 500T, Domestic
- Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal
- Watchkeeping Mate
- Master 150T, Domestic