MNV-222:Navigation and Position Determination

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:  MNV 222 Navigation and Position Determination

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   Matthias Ewarmai

Date:  July 2016

Course description:
This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and conduct coastal passages on vessels up to 200 gross tons at the management level and is an essential component for those preparing for assessment for a certificate of competency as Class 5 Master.

                                                                                    SPC Required Contact Hrs – 60
SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 042 Navigation & Position Determination (Master 5)
STCW – 95 Reg. 11/3.6, Table A-11/3               
    

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of  Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          5

x

16

x

80

=

 

Practicum

 

          4

x

16

x

64

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

x

144

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate      Advanced Certificate of Achievement – Class 6 Master
[X] Other             A required course for the     issuance of     Certificate of Competency in Class 5 Navigation by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES: All Advanced Safety and Class 6 Courses

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: NONE

  1)  INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

 

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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

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2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[    ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[    ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[X ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[ X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

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8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able
to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in safe management and operation of a vessel not more than 200  gross tons by:
  • Setting up and correctly operating navigational and emergency communication equipment.
  • Maintaining a good stability of a vessel in compliance with national requirements.
  • Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.
  1. Demonstrate competency in defining and outlining the structural and watertight integrity of a small vessel.

                                          
3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be
able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use and maintenance of navigational charts and other publications in accordance with established practice and statutory requirements.
  2. Perform basic plotting techniques and determine position, course and distance from a chart.
  3. Determine compass error and apply appropriate corrections to courses and bearings.
  4. Determine the position of the vessel by observations of terrestrial objects.
  5. Determine the position of the vessel taking into account the vessel’s speed and effect of tide, wind and current, and make appropriate allowances for such effects.
  6. Extract and interpret basic tidal information from tide tables and navigation charts.
  7. Plan and conduct a safe coastal passage.

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be  
able to:


CSLO (General) 1: Demonstrate the use and maintenance of navigational charts and other publications in accordance with established practice and statutory requirements.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Describe the purpose and use navigational charts and publications.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Describing and applying correct and relevant information obtained from navigational charts and publications
  • Interpreting information obtained from charts
  • Describing sources and using information relating to the upkeep of charts and publications
  • Describing and applying procedures for correction of navigational charts and publications

1.2 Interpret information obtained from charts.

1.3 Describe sources and use information relating to the upkeep of charts and publications.

1.4 List the contents of official Notices to Mariners.

1.5 Describe and apply the procedure for correcting charts.

 

CSLO (General) 2: Perform basic plotting techniques and determine position, course and distance from a chart.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe latitude and longitude and demonstrate how to plot a position on a chart.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written tests and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • Describing latitude and longitude and performing correct chart plotting techniques
  • Describing directions and using  a compass to determine direction
  • Describing distance showing that measurements obtained from charts are within acceptable accuracy levels

2.2 Describe direction and demonstrate the use of the compass to determine direction.

2.3 Describe distance and demonstrate how to distance is measured.

CSLO (General) 3: Determine compass error and apply appropriate corrections to courses and bearings.

3.1 Describe the operation and maintenance of the magnetic compass.

4,6,7

(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Describing the operation and maintenance of the magnetic compass
  • Explaining the relationship between True, Magnetic, Compass and Relative courses and bearings
  • Determining the variation for a specified location to the nearest 0.5°
  • Determining the compass deviation using a deviation card
  • Determine compass error and deviation using transit bearings to the nearest 1°
  • Converting courses and bearings from Compass to True and vice versa
  • Converting courses and bearings from Gyro to True and vice versa
  • Describing the effect of magnetic and electrical influences on magnetic compasses

3.2 Explain the relationship between True, Magnetic, Compass and Relative courses and bearings.

3.3 Determine the magnetic variation for a specified location.

3.4 Determine the compass deviation using a deviation card.

3.5 Determine the Compass Error and deviation using transit bearings.

3.6 Convert courses and bearings from Compass to True and vice versa.

3.7 Convert courses and bearings from Gyro to True and vice versa.

3.8 Describe the effect of magnetic and electrical influences on magnetic compasses.

CSLO (General) 4: Determine the position of the vessel by observations of terrestrial objects.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Determine the vessel’s position using position lines obtained from any combination of simultaneous terrestrial observations including:

  • Visual bearings
  • Transit bearings
  • Radar bearings
  • Depth sounder bearings.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in

  • Determining the vessel’s position and plotting position lines using visual bearings, transit bearings, radar bearings and/or depth sounder bearings
  • Showing that the positions so obtained are within acceptable accuracy levels
  • determining the vessel’s position using a running fix

4.2 Show that the position obtained by the above terrestrial observations are within acceptable accuracy levels.

4.3 Determine the vessel’s position using a running fix.

CSLO (General) 5: Determine the position of the vessel taking into account the vessel’s speed and effect of tide, wind and current, and make appropriate allowances for such effects.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Explain the relationship between speed, time and distance.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Explaining the relationship between speed, time and distance
  • Determining the vessel’s position by dead reckoning when the given vessel’s speed and steaming time
  • Determining the vessel’s estimated position given set, drift and leeway information
  • Determining the vessel’s course and speed made good under the influence of currents, tides and wind
  • Determining the set and drift when given two positions, the course steered and the distance steamed, or the steaming time and speed
  • Determining the course to steer to counteract the effects of currents, tidal streams and wind

5.2 Determine the vessel’s position by dead reckoning when given the vessel’s speed and steaming time.

5.3 Determine the vessel’s estimated position given set, drift and leeway information.

5.4 Determine the vessel’s course and speed made good under the influence of currents, tides and wind.

5.5 Determine the set and drift when given two positions, the course steered and the distance steamed, or the steaming time and speed.

5.6 Determine the course to steer to counteract the effects of currents, tidal streams and wind.

CSLO (General) 6: Extract and interpret basic tidal information from tide tables and navigation charts.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Explain the relationship between chart datum, height of tide, charted depth and available depth of water.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Explaining the relationship between chart datum, height of tide, charted depth and available depth of water
  • Explaining the meaning of terms commonly used in relation to tides
  • Determining accurately heights and times of high and low water at standard ports from tidal data;
  • Determining the heights and times of high and low water at secondary ports
  • Determining the approximate direction and strength of tidal streams from tidal data and information on navigational charts within acceptable limits.

6.2 Explain the meaning of terms commonly used in relation to tides.

6.3. Determine the heights and times of high and low water at standard ports from tidal data.

6.4 Determine the heights and times of high and low water at secondary ports.

6.5 Determine the approximate direction and strength of tidal streams from tidal data and information on navigational charts.

CSLO (General) 7: Plan and conduct a safe coastal passage.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Identify the sources for obtaining necessary information for planning a voyage and describe their use.

4,6,7

1(a), 1(c)

Written and oral tests, and practical assessments on a simulator will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Identifying the source for obtaining necessary information for planning a voyage and describing their use
  • Appropriately selecting navigational charts and publications for the voyage
  • Selecting a route that is safe
  • Identifying all navigational hazards
  • Preparing the voyage plan that is accurate, appropriate for the passage in accordance with established practice
  • Showing that the arrangements for the execution and monitoring of the voyage plan are acceptable

7.2 Select appropriate charts and publications for the intended voyage.

7.3 Describe the factors to be taken into account in determining a safe route in close proximity to the coast.

7.4 Identify and mark hazards to navigation along a proposed routed.

7.5 Prepare a voyage plan in accordance with established practice.

7.6 Describe the factors to be taken into account in the execution and monitoring of the voyage plan.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:
1. Navigation charts and publications
2. Basic plotting techniques
3. Magnetic compass and compass error
4. Position determination
5. Set, drift and leeway
6. Tides
7. Passage planning

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X]  Lecture                    [X]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory               [X]  In-class exercises
[   ]  Audio visual            [X]  Demonstrations
[   ]  Other

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
1.   SPC 042 Navigation and Position Determination Class 5 Master, Student Resource Manual. Regional Maritime Program Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Suva, Fiji. 2006.

  • Suitable navigational charts and publications
  • Suitable tide tables
  • Plotting implements (parallel ruler or pair of triangles, pair of dividers)
  • Magnetic compass and azimuth circles
  • Suitable electronic navigational aids
  • Calculator

 

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:   

  • N. Bowditch. American Practical Navigator, 1981 Ed. Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, DC
  • NOAA/NIMA. Chart No. 1 Nautical Charts Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms. 2011; Paradise Cay Publications, California
  • A. Weintrit; Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 2009 Ed. CRC Press, Leiden, Netherlands
  • IMO. Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, Chapter V/10. 2004 Consolidated Ed.
  • IMO. Ships’ Routeing, 2013 Ed; CPI Group (UK) Ltd. London
  • UK Hydrographic Office. The Mariner’s Handbook, NP 100, (9th Ed.). 2009.
  • D. Burch. Modern Marine Weather. 2013. (2nd Ed.). Starbath Publications, Seattle.
  • M. Williams. The Boater’s Weather Guide (2nd Ed.). Cornell Maritime Press, Atglen, PA
  • J. Cornell. World Cruising Routes (7th Ed.). 2014. Cornell Sailings Ltd.

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:      None

 

10) EVALUATION: 

A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:  None

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