STCW Reference


IMO Model Course No.


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Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies

Learning Model



This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence for “use of radar and ARPA to maintain safety of navigation”.

The course includes the theory necessary to understand the system configuration, principles, performance of ship borne marine radar and ARPA, the factors affecting radar performances, how radar information is obtained, displayed and analysed, the limitations and accuracy of that information, the correct use of operational controls to obtain an optimal display and use radar information to maintain safety of navigation.

This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their STCW 2010 certificate in conjunction with the certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) to allow service on ARPA equipped vessels.

The following topics are covered in the course:
• Review of Radar Collision Avoidance Plotting
• Possible Risks of Over-reliance on ARPA
• Types of ARPA Systems and Displays
• IMO Performance Standards for ARPA
• Factors Affecting System Performance and Accuracy
• Tracking Capabilities and Limitations
• Processing Delays
• Operational Warnings, Their Benefits and Limitations
• System Operational Tests
• Methods of Target Acquisition and Limitations
• True and Relative Vectors and Graphic Representation of Targets
• Past Positions of Tracked Targets
• Setting Up and Maintaining the Display (practical)
• Performing System Operational Tests (practical)
• Obtaining Information From the ARPA Display (practical)

Second Officer certificate as minimum

Master, Chief Mate, Officer in charge of a navigation watch

– Fill the course registration form.
– Payment of course fees.

1. Attending courses is daily and according to the schedule of each trainee who should adhere to the start time of courses.
2. Please be available in lecture room at least 15 minutes before scheduled time whether the course is virtual or in person.
3. Approved costume while attending is formal or semi-formal costume.
4. Effective participation and sharing of experiences is a must.
5. Full attendance of the course is a must as the lecturer will allow no interruptions or delay during the whole course.

•A desktop/ a laptop/ a smartphone/ any device that can be linked to the internet.
•linking any of the above devices to the internet
•You will be provided with a link for the program or the application to be used to enable you to join lectures.

The course provides training in the basic theory and use of radar for officers in charge of a navigational watch. It is based in the guidance on training in radar observation and plotting and the operational use of ARPA in section B-I/12 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for sea goers, as amended in STCW. This model course aims to meet the minimum training standards annexed to resolutions A.482 (XII) and A.483 (XII) adopted by IMO in 1981.

As for general courses fees will be refunded in case of withdrawal before the set date of the course, but in the case of custom-built courses, fees are refundable if cancellation is notified one week before the set date. Otherwise, agreed-upon fees will be chargeable.

Contact Person(s)

COC Renewal & Simulator-Based Courses
Name: Mr. Waleed Saleh
Position: Administration Officer, Training & Research
Fax: 0096265240107

Basic Safety & General Courses
Name: Mr. Suhib Abu Zer
Position: Administration Officer, Training & Research
Fax: 0096265240107

Maritime Courses
Name: Mr. Mahmoud Sadeh
Position: Administration Officer, Training & Research
Fax: 0096265240107


Duration: 3 Days


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