Assessment OICNW-1-2E

Determine course to steer

Assessed in MT-2121 Deep Sea Navigation


On a ship underway, under laboratory conditions, or in a full mission ship simulator, with the ship‘s speed of at least 10 knots, and using a plotting sheet or chart, when encountering wind and current which sets the vessel. Given adequate radar ranges and visual or electronic bearings.

Performance Requirements

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

Plot the vessel’s position on at least two successive occasions not less than 30 minutes apart, for a vessel steaming at 20 kts, and calculate set and drift by vector analysis and determine the course to steer to make the intended course.

The course to steer is within ± 5° 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

A1.02 Terrestrial and coastal navigation

Ability to determine the ship’s position by use of:

  1. landmarks
  2. aids to navigation, including lighthouses, beacons and buoys
  3. dead reckoning, taking into account winds, tides, currents and estimated speed

Determine course to steer

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00