RS - Radar Simulator



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

  • Those successfully 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. 
  • They will be aware 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 to take appropriate action.

The trainees undertaking this course have undergone pre-sea training for deck cadets and sea service of not less than six months as Deck Cadet. OR  

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 be in possession of a Certificate of Proficiency for ROSC and ARPA and have at least three months sea service associated with bridge watch-keeping duties under the supervision of a qualified officer.


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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