Stage

APRA – Aide de pointage radar automatique

APRA – AIDE DE POINTAGE RADAR AUTOMATIQUE

Trainees

– Any seafarer in the process of obtaining a merchant navy certificate starting with Captain 200.
– Any yachtsman operating an anti-collision radar and who would like to enhance its use.

Requirements

Minimum knowledge of the COLREGS rules.

Objectives

To allow the bridge crew to use the radar and the ARPA while underway and in an anti-collision situation.

Duration

30 hours over 4 days.

Number of trainees

Minimum 4 / Maximum 8

References

Amended decree dated 25 April 2005 relating to the conditions of training and delivery of the Captain 200 certificateArrêté modifié du 25 avril 2005 relatif aux conditions de formation et de délivrance du brevet de capitaine 200
Code STCW, table A-II/3

Programme

RADAR :
– How the radar works, adjustments, image and marine chart, image analysis
– Use of the radar in an anti-collision situation
– Use of the radar while underway : plotting by radar range
– Use of the radar while in a fairway : entering the port using a radar.

ARPA :
– Digital processing of the signal
– IMO’s operational standards
– Explain the operational standards regarding the ARPA and mainly : Excessive dependence regarding the ARPA
– Comment the potential risks of an excessive dependence regarding the ARPA
– How to use the ARPA
– Explain the operational standards regarding the ARPA
– Factors having an influence on the system’s operation and precision.
– Anti-collision
– Implementation of the COLREGS.
– Using and mastering the plotting techniques : analysis of an echo in stabilized and non-stabilized relative motion display and in true motion display (in addition to tutorials)
– How to use the basic functions of the ARPA.

Location

Le Havre, Nantes and Marseille

Trainers

ENSM teachers

End of course assessment

Yes

Accreditation leading to the delivery of an STCW certificate

Yes

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