Assessment OICNW-1-5F(A)

Azimuth of the sun

Assessed in MT-4371 Sea Term IV: Marine Transportation


On a vessel or in a laboratory, given the UTC, azimuth bearing of sun, assumed position, appropriate tables and almanac.

Performance Requirements

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

Determine gyro compass error.

  1. The true azimuth of the sun for the time of the reading is determined.
  2. The gyrocompass azimuth is compared to the true azimuth and the gyro error is determined.
  3. The solution is ± 0.5° 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

A1.07 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