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STAR Center adds new eNavigation and Watchkeeping Refresher Course

STAR Center is pleased to announce a new three-day eNavigation and Watchkeeping Refresher Course for masters and deck officers. The purpose of this course is to provide mariners a refresher in the requirements and responsibilities of using electronic navigation equipment and its integration in the navigational watchkeeping functions on the bridge.

The course will review Radar, ARPA and ECDIS skills and best practices through practical exercises both in the classroom and with multiple ownship scenarios in the bridge simulators using plans created in the classroom where each student will have desktop simulation including ECDIS.

Given the nature of multi-ownship and multi-team interactive exercises in the bridge simulators, the course also will provide the opportunity to review and discuss watchkeeping and bridge resource management principles and best practices.

The student will have the opportunity to review and practice:

  • ECDIS basic navigational functions and parameter settings
  • ECDIS route planning and monitoring skills
  • Radar, ARPA and AIS skills
  • Watchkeeping and BRM skills

Each participant will have multiple opportunities to serve all roles during the simulations. This course is open to all AMO members and applicants who have previously taken Radar, ARPA and ECDIS courses.

The first class is scheduled to start July 27 and will be regularly scheduled thereafter.

Any questions regarding these courses should be directed to Deck Department Head Jeff Jones at 1-800-942-3220 Ext. 7721 or via .

Enrollment questions or applications should be directed to Student Services at 1-800-942-3220 Ext. 201 or via .


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