D6C – ARPA and Radar Observer – Management level


The course is conducted in accordance to the mandatory minimum Requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency as in Table A-II/2 of STCW95 (Including amendments), based on IMO model course 1.08


Upon completion of the course the trainee should be able to make effective and efficient use of radar-arpa 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). They will be 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. Ability to plan, organize and manage a bridge team, making use of all navigational data, will also be achieved. Successful completion of this course will also provide ability to respond to, co-ordinate and execute and rescue operation.

Course content:

  • Operate ARPA and navigation control systems
  • Perform radar plotting
  • The use of ARPA and navigation information to control safe navigation and collision avoidance
  • Plan and co-ordinate search and rescue

Duration of the course 30 Hrs.