Assessment OICNW-1-5F

Azimuth of the sun

Assessed in MT-4371 Sea Term IV: Marine Transportation


On a vessel, using a standard azimuth circle.

Performance Requirements

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

Read the gyrocompass bearing of the sun and determine correct time of observation.

  1. The azimuth of the sun is read when the repeater is level.
  2. The time of the reading noted and is within 1 second of UCT.
  3. Reading obtained is within 0.5 of the assessor's observation.

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

Azimuth of the sun

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00