Celestial Navigation

Course Description

This course covers the requirements of the 1978 STCW Convention as amended in 1995 and 2010. The course covers the theory and practice of navigation necessary for the effective and safe navigation of a vessel, including the use of charts, position fixing by celestial observations and the extraction of information from relevant navigational publications. It introduces and focuses on the theory and practice of the use of observations of celestial bodies for determining lines of position and checking compass errors. [Lab time required]

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives

The objective of this course is to introduce and familiarize the student with the necessary knowledge of celestial navigation so as to satisfy the STCW Code Table A-II/1 in the following areas:

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