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Tides and Tidal Stream

Overall Course Objectives
On completion of this course Student should be highly competent to carry out the Navigational tasks related to the Mathematical Methods of Sailing, the different tide calculations, the use of various Admiralty Publications and understanding the concept of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Understand sailing types.
• Understand the tide phenomena and its effect on the vessels safety.
• Recognize the different nautical publications and their contents.
• Understand the benefit of the electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS).

Course content
• Introduction to Sailing
• Parallel sailing & Sailing along a meridian
• Applications on Parallel sailing & Sailing along a meridian
• Plane Sailing
• Applications on Plane Sailing
• Mercator Sailing
• Applications on Mercator Sailing
• Introduction to Tide & Tidal Stream
• Calculations of the Height and time of tide at standard ports.
• Practices on the calculation of height & time of tide for standard ports
• Tide applications
• Actual Depth
• Actual height of light house
• Passing over shoal
• Tide applications
• Actual Depth
• Actual height of light house
• Passing over shoal
• Calculations of the Height & time of tide at secondary ports
• Tidal applications at secondary ports
• Tidal applications at secondary ports
• Nautical Publications
• Nautical Publications corrections and Notice to mariner
• Practices on extracting information from nautical publication.
• Electronic Chart Display and Information System

 

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