USCG Approved and STCW-95 Compliant Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) CourseA team of professional licensed mariners teaches the 5-day Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) course. The course is conducted utilizing state of the art simulators, which replicate the actual controls and displays of an ARPA unit.
The course provides comprehensive training in the proper use of commercial marine ARPA units, theory, limitations, diagnosis of errors, effective communications between watch standers, voice radio communications, and zero visibility pilotage environments.
The first day of class is for Unlimited Radar Recertification. The remaining 4-days include formal classroom training coupled with intensive hands - on practice and assessments using the ARPA simulator.
Upon successful completion of the course you will have satisfied the following requirements: