Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR)


Radar Simulator Course according to  Regulation II/1  paragraph 2.5  of  the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STWC Convention)  and Section A-II/2 of the STCW-Code.

The course is essentially practical and consists of a series of exercises performed on a radar simulator with two or more “own ships” and a number of others controlled by the instructor. Each exercise will involve observing the movement of ships seen on the radar, recognizing those presenting a threat of collision and taking action to avoid collisions. Trainees will act either as master or as an observing officer for the exercises, and will change roles to allow each a turn in command of an “own ship”.

As the course progresses, exercises of increasing complexity will be set to provide realistic practice in the use of radar for navigation and collision avoidance in confined waters with heavy traffic.

Each exercise will be followed by class discussion, giving participants the opportunity to analyze the actions taken and discuss possible alternatives.


Those successfully completing this course will be able to make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognize 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. They will be aware of the time needed to appreciate that a dangerous situation is developing, to decide upon and take appropriate action, and to ascertain that other vessels. They will also realize that excessive speed in poor visibility reduces the time available to assess a threat and to take appropriate actions.

Entry Standards

The candidates should be holders of certificates satisfying the requirements of Regulation II/1 of the STCW Convention.

Course Certification,

On successful completion of this course, a document should be issued certifying that the holder has successfully completed a course on radar simulator training as recommended by resolution 18 of the 1978 STW Conference.

How to Book

Please contact the Admissions and Recruitment Team if you require more information about this course or wish to book offline:

Tel: +62 24 844 6272
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Our office hours are (Jakarta time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 15.00
Friday 08.00 - 14.30


4 days


Basic computer knowledge.


Director General of Sea Transportation


100% attendance, written and practical assessment.
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