You are working at sea and possess a navigator’s qualification as second or third watch keeping officer. And whether you work on merchant (sailing) vessels or fishing, there will come a time – when you will want to advance yourself, seek greater challenges, have greater independence in your work. We can help you follow the right ‘course’ toward a function as chief officer or master.

What will you learn?
You will learn independently to navigate using radar, Collregs, and about a range of ship characteristics and their role in a wide range of conditions at sea. The course satisfies the requirements stipulated in the STCW (Section A-II/2) and the Dutch Merchant Shipping Manning Act and is structured in accordance with IMO model course 1.08 (Radar Navigation, Management Level).

What are the prerequisites?
To qualify for taking the course, you must possess a radar observer’s certificate from a recognised institution and be able to document a minimum of one year’s experience on duty as watch keeping officer or 5 years’ experience at the bridge. A copy of your radar observer’s certificate and proof of time spent on board must be enclosed with your application.

The course includes:
• Refresher course in theory for radar observers
• Using navigation and communication instruments
• Ship characteristics
• Radar and Collregs
• Planning turns
• Radar navigation
• Practicing with the simulator

5 days, from Monday through Friday. On Friday, the practical examinations will be administered under the supervision of an external expert.

Size of group
7 participants min., 12 max.

Course dates IJmuiden
These are available on request.

Course dates Harlingen
These are available on request.

The fee for the course is € 1.222 , including instruction material, the STCW certificate, coffee/tea and lunch. The fee for the resit is € 268.

Those who complete the course successfully will receive the internationally recognised Radar Navigator Certificate. The Nova College Maritime Academy is recognised by STCW (institute code NL-25PX) and is authorised to enter the course locally in the muster-book and the personal-safety logbook.

Additional information
The course is given both in Dutch and English.