Fundamental of Coastal Navigation, Rule of the Road and Chart Work

Course Properties

Course date: 11-02-2018
Course End Date: 15-02-2018
Location Dubai

Target Audience:

     Marine Pilots, Harbour Masters, Port Marine Officers, & Marine Crew Members & Tug Masters .

 

Aim:

  The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to safely navigate a boat by day and by night in coastal waters with which they are familiar


Modules:

              1. Chart Work

              2. Coastal Knowledge

              3. Safety

              4. “Rules of the Road” (Colregs)

              5. Weather

              6. Passage Planning

              7. Pilotage

 

Course Contents (Lectures):

       Weather

                • Weather conditions

                • Sources of weather forecasts

                • Interpret the forecast with regard to planned activities

                • Explain the significance of commonly used terms in marine forecasts.

                • Identify the significance of common weather patterns illustrated on synoptic chart


      Navigation

                • Orientate a chart or map using topographical features, navigation marks and / or a compass.

                • Identify features, including hazards, from a chart.

                • Identify your position on the chart.

                • Identify distances from the chart and accurately predict expected progress.

                • Describe the effects of compass deviation and variation.

                • Use transits to fix position and hold a course.

                • Plot a course to steer, taking account of the effects of wind & current.

                • Navigation equipment:

                                  GPS

                                  Electronic Chart plotter

                                  Radar

                                  Depth sounder

                                  Compass                         

                                  ECDIS Knowledge

                • Marks used in IALA A buoyage system and describe their significance.

                • Identify these buoys at night.

       

      Passage Planning

                • A coastal passage by day

                • A coastal passage by night

                • Entering into and departing from a harbor.

                • Obtain the information needed to devise a passage plan.

                • Program a passage plan into a GPS set.

                • Accurately predict how much fuel you will need.

 

       Coastal Knowledge

                • The effect tides can have on your powerboating activities.

                • Relevant tidal information on charts and in almanacs.

                •Tidal heights and rates of flow for any port and apply these when planning activities.

 

       Application of “Rules of the Road”

                • Identify the type, aspect and behavior of vessels by day and by night from navigation

                  lights and day shapes.

                • Identify the correct navigation lights and day shapes.

                • Use and understand maneuvering (sound) signals.

 

        Safety

                • When and how to summon assistance.

                                  Correct use of radio, sound and visual communications in emergency situations including VHF radio,

                                      distress flares, mobile phones hand signals and sound signals.

                                  In what circumstances should request assistance

                • Manage a medical emergency afloat.

                • Causes, symptoms & remedies for;

                                  Hypothermia

                                  Sea sickness

                                  Sun stroke

                                  Dehydration