Magnetic & Gyro Compasses
Course 210

Satisfy your "Magnetic and Gyro Compasses" competence requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). Learn about the errors and how to correct them on various compasses. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Preparing for Magnetic & Gyro Compasses

Course Description

Compass – Magnetic & Gyro: OICNW - Course #210
 
This 2 day course utilizes the MPT SMART TM Simulation Center.  
 
Any appicant who successfully completes Magentic & Gyro Compass will satisy the following:
 
  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.309 for meeting the standard of competence for compasses, magnetic and gyro, in Table A-II/1 for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14(Ch-2) and NVIC 02-18: 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B, 1.7.C, 1.7.D, and 1.7.E; AND
  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.319 for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 GT; AND
  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.317 for meeting the standard of competence for Compasses, magnetic and gyro, for Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended. for certification as a Master on Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters; AND
  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.321 for meeting the standard of competence for compasses, magnetic and gyro, in Section A-II/3 for OICNW on Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters, and the Specific tasks from NVIC 13-14(Ch-1); 1.9.A; 1.9.B; and 1.9.C.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Assessments Completed in this Course:
 
NVIC 12-14 (Ch-2) and NVIC 02-18

1.6.A - Magnetic variation;
1.6.B - Correct for true heading;
1.6.C - Compass deviation;
1.6.D - Magnetic compass correction;
1.7.A - Determine the gyro-compass error by bearing of range 1.7.B - Determine magnetic compass error;
1.7.C - Determine magnetic compass deviation;
1.7.D - Determine course to steer by magnetic compass; AND
1.7.E - Position fix by magnetic compass bearings.

 NVIC 13-14(Ch-1)

1.9.A - Determine magnetic compass deviation

1.9.B - Determine course to steer by magnetic compass

1.9.C - Position fix by magnetic compass bearings

 
Subjects Include:
Magnetism of the Earth
Application of Variation and Deviation
Principles of Magnetic Compasses 
General Gyro Theory
Operating Procedures & Errors
Gyro Compasses
Automatic Pilots
 
 


2 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencils, Highlighter, Calculator, Eraser, Plotting Tools & Bowditch (optional)

 

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Testimonials

Great course. Great instructor.
Christopher, Tuesday November 2018
Magnetic & Gyro Compasses