Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2

Western Maritime Institute’s Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2 course provides in-depth knowledge of the practices and theory involved in piloting a vessel, including theory of tides, effect of wind and current, as well as chart construction and projections. Students are prepared to write a Transport Canada approved exam at Western Maritime Institute at the end of the course.

Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2 is required for:
Master 150 GT, Domestic
Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal
Mate 500 GT, Domestic
Fishing Master 3

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. thorough knowledge and the ability to use navigational charts
  4. ability to navigate in confined waters
  5. knowledge of the use of navigational aid in pilotage situations and knowledge of the Canadian system of buoyage
  6. keeping a Log Book and a Record of Compass Errors;
  7. 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 Oct. 03, 2022 Nov. 04, 2022 $2,750 FULL
Ladysmith Nov. 17, 2022 Dec. 21, 2022 $2,750 FULL

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