Radar, ARPA, Bridge Teamwork and Search and Rescue – Radar Navigation at Management Level – IMO Model Course 1.08


The course is essentially practical and consists of a series of exercises performed on radar simulator with two or more own-ships and several others controlled by the instructor and each exercise will be followed by class discussion giving participants the opportunity to analyses the actions taken and discuss possible alternatives.


  • Observing the movement of ships seen on the radar, recognising those presenting a threat of collision and taking action to avoid collisions.
  • Act either as a master or as an observing officer for the exercises and will change roles to allow each a turn in command of an own ship.
  • Exercises of increasing complexity are set to provide realistic practice in the use of radar for navigation
  • Exercises how to collision avoidance in confined waters with heavy traffic.
  • Being aware of the time needed to appreciate that a dangerous situation is developing, to decide upon and take appropriate action, and to ascertain that such action is adequate and does not give rise to further conflicts with other vessels.
  • Realizing the excessive speed in poor visibility that reduces the time available to assess a threat and to take appropriate action. Ability to plan, organise and manage a bridge team


  • Meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/2 of STCW.
  • Make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognize potential threats and make valid navigational and collision-avoidance decisions based on sound radar observation and plotting in compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG)
  • Successful completion of this course will also provide the ability to respond to, coordinate and execute a search and rescue operation.

Course Details

Duration: 5 Days

Assessment: Yes

Attendance: 100% attendance is required

Entry Requirements:  This course is principally intended for candidates for certification as master or chief mate on seagoing ships. Those wishing to enter this course should be the holders of certificates satisfying the requirements of regulation ll/1 or ll/3 of the STCW Convention as officer in charge of a navigational watch. They should therefore have completed a course of training which meets or exceeds the standard set out in Table A-ll/1 of the STCW Code, and completed the sea service needed for certification as master or chief mate while qualified as an officer in charge of a navigational watch.

Accreditation: FTA (UAE)