SEN – Electronic Positioning Systems (Formerly SEN 1A)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of the principles, ability to use and the skill required for the correct operation of the navigational equipment.
This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.
Knowledge of Chartwork and plotting would be beneficial in taking this course.
Useful resources for the Electronic Positioning Systems (former SEN 1A) course
Performance Standards for Navigation Equipment under SOLAS V – click on Annex 9
Doppler shift car horn – video
World Magnetic Model 2020 Magnetic Declination (Variation)
Pelorus: How to Use – video
Gyroscope – video
Washington State Ferry hits a boat near Vashon Island
Electronic Chart Systems
Facts About Electronic Charts and Carriage Requirements (International Hydrographic Organization)
Open CPN – Open-source Navigation Software
Free S-57 Vector Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) for the United States (Note Canadian RNCs and ENCs must be purchased from retail sources)
Instructions for downloading free US charts
|Location||Start Date||End Date||Tuition||Status|
|Online||Sept. 24, 2020||Oct. 09, 2020||$2,485||OPEN|
|Ladysmith||Jan. 11, 2021||Jan. 26, 2021||$2,485||OPEN|
This course is also available as an online course with different dates, taught live by our instructors from our Ladysmith campus. Click here for details.