Assessment OICNW-1-5D

Determine course to steer by magnetic compass

Assessed in MT-2121 Deep Sea Navigation


On a ship underway or a full mission ship simulator, and given a deviation table.

Performance Requirements

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

Apply the compass error to the course by magnetic compass to make good the intended true course.

  1. Compass error is correctly applied to the magnetic course.
  2. The solution is ± 2° 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

A1.07 Ability to determine errors of the magnetic and gyro-compasses, using celestial and terrestrial means, and to allow for such errors

Determine course to steer by magnetic compass

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00