Course Description

Prerequisite: Previously passed USCG-approved RADAR class.

Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.

Trainees who successfully complete this course will be able to make efficient and effective use of ARPA as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognize potential threats and make valid navigational and collision-avoidance decisions based on sound ARPA observations in compliance with the Navigation Rules and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs 1972). As a prerequisite to attendance, the trainees must either hold a current endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard License as Radar Observer (Unlimited) or present proof of successful completion of a U.S. Coast Guard-approved course for endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) within the one year prior to the ARPA course. Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02.

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