Determine magnetic compass error


On a ship underway or a full mission ship simulator or in a laboratory, with both a magnetic and gyrocompass.

Performance requirement

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

Determine the magnetic compass error.

  1. The magnetic heading is compared to the corrected gyro heading (corrected for a known gyro error).
  2. The magnetic compass error is determined and properly labeled.
  3. The solution is ± 1° of the assessor’s solution.
  4. The error is correctly recorded in the compass record book.

Note: This assessment supports KUP OICNW-A1.07, and is assessed in MT-4133 Bridge Resource Management.