Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) – San Diego, CA

This course is required by all deck officers of vessels equipped with ARPA for collision avoidance and navigation. The course covers the theory, operation, limitations and practical applications of navigation, collision avoidance of radar and ARPA systems. Also covered are the methods by which ARPA acquires and tracks radar contacts and demonstrates the limitations of the radar equipment including the dangers of over-reliance on information derived from ARPA.

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