Passage Planning with Chart and Publication Correction
This course aims to provide knowledge and guidance on voyage and passage planning to Masters and navigating officers who are required to plan and conduct a passage as required by SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 34, and meeting the minimum standards of competence for navigation as defined in A-VIII/2, Part 2 (Voyage Planning) of the STCW Code. It takes into account the guidelines and recommendations contained in IMO Resolution A893(21) and other recognized industry publications to enable ships personnel to produce comprehensive plans acceptable to Port State and Vetting Inspectors demonstrating that a vessel is being safely navigated.
Those enrolling in the course will have to be license deck officer and had some experience, but individuals, agency representatives involved in education and training, recruitment, selection and development of maritime manpower are also suitable. Those who are about to enter the profession or new entrants to join the experienced participants should be made known to the instructor.