• 5 Working Days
  • Having ROSC certificate.
Course Intake
  • 12 candidates
  • 6500

Documents Required

  • Please bring Originals on 1st day of course for verification along with
  • Passport size photos - 2 Nos.
Please send SCANNED Copies of the following by E-mail:
  • CDC (1st Page and 1 year Experience page)
  • Passport (1st page and last page)
  • ROSC Certificate
Indian Maritime College,Maritime Education and Training, India, Chennai - COMBO-ROSC-ARPA-ECDIS

Course Schedule

The course schedule given below is subject to change. Please confirm with us before enrolling for the course
17-Dec-2018 21-Dec-2018
21-Jan-2019 25-Jan-2019
25-Feb-2019 01-Mar-2019
25-Mar-2019 29-Mar-2019
22-Apr-2019 26-Apr-2019
20-May-2019 24-May-2019
17-Jun-2019 21-Jun-2019
15-Jul-2019 19-Jul-2019

Course Description

  • The Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping ( Approval No: 3-TR(135) /98 )
  • It meets the requirements laid down in Regulation I/12, Section A-I/12 and Table A-II/1 & A-II/3, Code B-I/12 of the STCW Convention, as amended in 2010 and all additional criteria specified in the STCW convention, applicable to the issue of the certificate.
  • The ARPA course is conducted in accordance to the guidelines stipulated in the DGS Training Circular no. 6 of 2004 and IMO Model Course 1.07.
  • It runs for 30 Hrs consisting of Theory and Simulator exercises.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this course is to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the use of ARPA

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to

  • Understand the basics of ARPA including the principle types of ARPA systems
  • Set up and maintain ARPA displays.
  • choose an appropriate mode of display
  • select plotting and graphics controls suitable to the circumstances
  • make appropriate use of operational alarms
  • acquire and plot the targets posing threat of collision
  • extract the anti-collision information needed for taking an early action to avoid close quarter situations
  • Understand the possible risks of over-reliance on ARPA

The Simulator

IMC uses the ELAB NAV-E Radar-Arpa Navigation Simulator, which is built in-house and is type-approved by DNV for conduct of the ARPA course as per IMO Model course 1.07. The simulator at IMC consists of 4 own ship stations each with an IMO complaint Radar/ARPA Display.

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