Radar Observer Recertification

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Course Summary:

This course is designed as a one day course to test the mariners knowledge on radar operation. The course is designed to be completed in one day and assumes the student has a good working knowledge of radar operation and plotting techniques.

Course Length:

1 Day

Class Size:

3 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$245

Each candidate who signs up and pays a deposit for the course receives a radar recertification practice and review booklet that should be completed prior to attendance.

Prerequisites:

This course is principally intended for candidates who hold USCG Merchant Mariner’s Licenses and are operating vessels that require renewal of a license endorsement as Radar Observer. Students are expected to be able to read and speak English.

Course Details:

This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their US Coast Guard Merchant Mariners License as Radar Observer.

Satisfactory completion of any of these courses satisfies the U.S. Coast Guard requirement for issuance of the endorsement with no further testing at the Coast Guard.

The course provides students with classroom instruction covering the examination topics identified in 46 CFR, Part 11, Sec. 11.305(C)(5)

The course is divided into several sections as follows:

  • River navigation and collision avoidance on rivers including practical exercises and examinations on RADAR simulator
  • Collision avoidance including target vessel course/speed change including practical exercises and examination
  • Effect of own-ship course/speed change including practical exercises and examination.

Examination:

3 written examinations with 70% passing score.