ROP - Radar Observation & Plotting



The aims for this course are detailed as below, in the objectives section. 

  • A trainee successfully completing this course will recognise when radar should be in use; will select a suitable mode and range setting for the circumstances; will be able to set the controls for optimal performance; and will be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets in terms of accuracy.
  • When within range of the coast, he will be able to compare the radar display with the chart, select suitable conspicuous land targets and use these targets to fix his position.
  • The trainee will also be aware of the need to maintain a continuing plot of ship targets which may pose a potential threat of collision; and he will be able to derive from the plot the necessary information about other ships' courses, speeds and nearest approaches to enable action to be taken in ample time, in accordance with COLREG 1972, to prevent the arising of a close-quarters situation.

Those wishing to enter this part of the course should have completed a course of training in Radar Navigation and Radar Plotting.


Documentary evidence should 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.

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