This 28 Hour Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) IMO compliant and USCG approved course is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by providing licensed deck department personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and fully utilize the Marine radar ARPA system. This course provides training in the basic theory and operational use of ARPA to maintain situational awareness; the methods used to determine a contacts range, bearing, CPA, time to CPA, course and speed; how to determine own ship’s course and speed changes to avoid collision; maintaining a navigational plot and the proper use of operational controls to obtain an optimal display and performance of the set along with a discussion of the Rules of the Road appropriate to the use of ARPA. Our ARPA course meets the STCW 2010 Manila requirements and utilizes the Transas Marine Bridgemaster E radar/ARPA imitator software which meets the IMO performance standards. Major emphasis is made on practical hands-on training in a radar/ARPA simulation environment. Effort is made to compare the ARPA used in the simulators with the actual systems students will be working with in the maritime environment.
USCG and IMO Standards
This USCG approved 28 HOUR (3.5 Day) Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) course (MARTSI-37) meets the training requirements found within 46 CFR 11.202(c) and 33 CFR 164.38. The practical assessments conducted in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessments from the National Assessment guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code: OICNW-3-2A; OICNW-3-2B; OICNW-3-2C; OICNW-3-2D; OICNW-3-2E; OICNW-3-2F; OICNW-3-2G; OICNW-3-2H; OICNW-3-2I; OICNW-3-2J; OICNW-3-2K; OICNW-3-2L; and OICNW-3-2M.
This course will also satisfy the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14:
This course will also satisfy the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14:
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Lodging and Meals
USMRC offers a wide variety of lodging options ranging from economy to luxury in and around historic Newport – all within very close driving proximity to our facilities – and we have negotiated special discount rates with several select properties. These discounted rates are only available by booking through the USMRC Registrar. For meals, we do not provide breakfast or dinner as most of our students prefer to take advantage of the large selection of dining options available in nearby Newport. For the budget minded, a few of our select lodging properties provide breakfast and/or dinner included in the lodging rate. Lunch – for a nominal fee, USMRC provides custom made to order box lunches catered from a local delicatessen and delivered right to our facility.
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The closest airport to us is Green Airport (PVD) located in Warwick, Rhode Island which is approximately 30 miles / 40 minutes driving time from our facilities. Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston is 75 miles / 90-100 minutes driving time away. For rail transport, Amtrak serves both Providence and Boston’s South Station and bus service is available from both rail stations to/from nearby Newport. Further information about local ground transportation can be provided upon request.
For more information on our facilities and location, please visit www.usmrc.org.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEastern Time
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USMRC344 Aquidneck AveMiddletown, Rhode Island 02842USA401-849-0222
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