- Those completing this course will be able to make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognise potential threats and make valid navigational and collision-avoidance decisions based on sound radar observation and plotting in compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG) 1972 as amended.
- Awareness of the time needed to appreciate the development of a dangerous situation, to decide upon and take appropriate action, and to ascertain that such action is adequate and does not give rise to further conflicts with other vessels.
- They will also realise that excessive speed in poor visibility reduces the time available to assess a threat and take appropriate action.
Documentary evidence shall be issued to those who have successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has completed training in Radar Simulator as approved by the Merchant Shipping Division of the Government of Sri Lanka.
The aims for this course are detailed below, in the objectives section.
The trainees undertaking this course should have undergone pre-sea training for deck cadets and sea service ifnot less than six months as Deck Cadets,
The trainee should have competence in deck training, have completed sea service for Certificate of Competency as Second Mate FG or NWKO (NCV) and have attended the relevant competency course for the respective grade.
All trainees should own a Certificate of Proficiency for ROSC and ARPA and have at least three months of sea service associated with bridge watch-keeping duties under the supervision of a qualified officer.