Assessment OICNW-1-1E

Celestial running fix

Assessed in MT-4371 Sea Term IV: Marine Transportation


Aboard a ship at sea, or in a navigation laboratory, when given the assumed positions, the intercepts, azimuths, and times of three observations of the sun, and on a standard plotting sheet appropriate for the dead reckoning position.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Advance all three lines of position to a common time.

The position of the running fix is within 1 nm of the assessor’s solution.

Supports Table A-II/1 officer in charge of a navigation watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Plan and conduct a passage and determine position

A1.01 Celestial Navigation

Ability to use celestial bodies to determine the ship’s position

Celestial running fix

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00