Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1 Course

Western Maritime Institute’s Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1 course provides students with the knowledge required to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand make use of various navigation-related publications, determine the ship’s position, and keep a log book and record of errors.

Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1 is required for:
Master Limited (under 60 Gross Tons)
Mate 150 GT, Domestic
Watchkeeping Mate of a Fishing Vessel
Fishing Master 4

The following topics are covered:

  1. Knowledge of principles of construction of the different types of charts and their use;
  2. Thorough knowledge of and ability to use publications;
  3. Keeping a Log Book and a record of Compass Errors;
  4. Ability to determine the ship’s position by using:
    • Landmarks;
    • Aids to Navigation, including Lighthouses, Beacons and Buoys;
    • Dead Reckoning, taking into account Winds, Tides, Currents and Estimated Speed;

The student must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in this course.

Course Availibility

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sept. 12, 2022 Sept. 27, 2022 $1,650 OPEN
Ladysmith Jan. 09, 2023 Jan. 24, 2023 $1,650 OPEN

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