Deep Sea Navigation

Course Description

This course reinforces and continues the learning of the navigational processes acquired in Coastal Navigation I, that are used daily while at sea. In addition to applying the previous knowledge learned, the student will learn and understand the concepts of Tides and Currents and how to calculate them. The student will also learn the concepts and calculations for the navigational sailings, Electronic Chart Displays, voyage planning, record keeping and use of navigational publications. Classwork is supplemented by practical chart plot exercises in the labs. [Lab time required]

Note: Prior to 2013 this course was titled Coastal Navigation II

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives

As a result of completing Coastal Navigation II and successfully passing the associated examinations and assessments, Cadets will be able to:




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