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  • 10 Working Days
  • 12 months sea service
Course Intake
  • 12 candidates
  • 8000

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)
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
01-Jul-2019 11-Jul-2019
05-Aug-2019 16-Aug-2019
23-Sep-2019 04-Oct-2019
21-Oct-2019 01-Nov-2019
25-Nov-2019 05-Dec-2019
23-Dec-2019 04-Jan-2020

Course Description

  • The Radar Observer's Simulator Course (ROSC) 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 ROSC Course is conducted in accordance to the guidelines stipulated in the DGS Training Circular no. 5 of 2004 and IMO Model Course 1.07.
  • It runs for 60 Hrs consisting of Theory, Plotting 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 the Radar equipment.

A trainee successfully completing this course and meeting the required performance standards will be able to:

  • recognize when radar should be in use
  • will select a suitable mode and range setting for the circumstances
  • will be able to set controls for optimal performance
  • recognise critical targets
  • measure bearing and distances, and the use of these for fixing the ship's position.
  • maintain a plot of the movement of other ships as an aid to collision avoidance. Application of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG 1972).
  • will be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy.

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 ROSC course as per IMO Model course 1.07. The simulator at IMC consists of 4 own ship stations each with an IMO complaint Radar Display.

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