Radar Observer (Unlimited)

5-DAY Original Radar Observer (Unlimited) Course
This course trains students in the proper use of radar for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation. The curriculum meets USCG and IMO requirements for radar training. Classroom instruction allows students to master the theories behind effective use of RADAR equipment, and “hands-on” training on our TRANSAS computer Radar simulator. Our course satisfies the requirements for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tons (ITC).

The Scuttlebutt:

Any applicant who has successfully completed our 5-Day Radar Observer (Unlimited) course, including successful demonstration of all practical assessments, will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 10.480 for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) and the radar training requirements for the certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). The practical assessments conducted in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessments from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code; OICNW-1-2B; OICNW-1-2C; OICNW-3-1A; OICNW-3-11B; OICNW-3-1C; OICNW-3-1D; OICNW-3-1E; OICNW-3-1F; OICNW-3-1G; OICNW-3-1H; OICNW-3-1I; OICNW-3-1J; OICNW-3-1K; and OICNW-3-1L. Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

My training experience at Compass was great! We had such a good time with the instructors, it made learning so painless. If nothing else, check out the gravity lifeboat! It is one of a kind!

– Misty Phillips