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Basics of Navigation

by Aleksandr Pipchenko | 02-Sep-2018

20 USD 40 USD

Works on: PC, Tablet, Phone

Comprehensive and simple explanation of fundamentals of navigation, such as Earth shape, coordinates and datums, position fixing, charts, tides and deck log records

*When you BUY this product, you obtain unlimited access


Basics of Navigation is developed in accordance with the IMO Model 7.03 “Officer in charge of navigational watch” 1.1.2 Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation.

It covers such basic subjects as positions on Earth surface, datums, chart projections, courses and distances, position fixing, IALA buoyage system, calculation of tides and deck log records.

While working on this course, you are not just studying the material, but also checking how well you have learned it.

How does it work?

1. Download the lesson and read the task.

2. Complete the task and send either an electronic form or photocopy to In the subject line specify your Learnmarine OR Key4mate login / title of the lesson / task.

3. If the result is positive and the task is completed, you can take a test of 20 questions

* You can take both tasks and tests as many times as necessary to achieve the result that will satisfy you.

4. Proceed to the next lesson.

This is a live course.

Therefore, feel free to ask questions at any stage of the training.

The sequence for the course is desirable, but not critical. You can download only what you are most interested in.

Based on regulations and guidlines:

IMO model course 7.03 Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978

What will you get?

Downloadable materials

Downloadable materials

You can download course materials to your device

Downloadable materials

Content updates

We do our best to keep the online versions of the products up to the latest regulations

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Unlimited access

There's no time limit for this product

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Our managers are always ready to answer your questions or advise the best solution to fit your demands

Course contents:

Definitions - Earth

Datums and Distances


Position Lines and Positions


IALA Buoyage System


Keeping a log

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