Radar Observer / ARPA / Recertification Class / School

    Federal regulations have established the radar
    observer endorsement, and ARPA training as a
    manning requirement.

Title 46 CFR 11.815 states:
  • All deck officers, including the master, on towing vessels greater
    than 26 feet and inspected vessels of 300 GRT or more that are
    radar equipped must hold an endorsement as radar observer.
  • Each person who is required to hold a radar endorsement must
    have his or her certificate of training readily available to
    demonstrate that the endorsement is still valid.
  • For the purpose of this regulations "readily available" means that
    the documentation must be provided to the Coast Guard, or other
    appropriate Federal agency, within 48-hours of a request to see
    the endorsement. The documentation may be provided by the
    individual, or his or her company representative electronically, by
    facsimile, or physical copy.

Title 46 CFR 15.816 states:
  • All deck officers, including the master, on seagoing vessels
    equipped with Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA), except
    those listed in 46 CFR 15.105(f) and (g) must hold an appropriate
    STCW endorsement valid for ARPA equipped vessels.
  • Except vessels include uninspected fishing industry vessels,
    uninspected passenger vessels, and other vessels less than 200
    GRT.

We offer three radar classes to meet mariners needs.

COLPAC 399 Radar Observer Unlimited ($800)

This 5-day class will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR part 11 for a
Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement; and the National
Assessment Guidelines of NVIC 12-14 for the OICNW Radar TASKS.
Subjects include Radar theory and operation, radar navigation,
systematic radar observation for determining risk of collision, and
rapid radar plotting techniques.

COLPAC 730 Combined Radar Observer & ARPA ($1,100)

This 7-day class will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR part 11 for a
Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement AND an ARPA endorsement;
AND the National Assessment Guidelines of NAVIC 12-14 for the
OICNW Tasks for both Radar and ARPA. Subjects include Radar
theory and operation, radar navigation, systematic radar observation
for determining risk of collision, rapid radar plotting techniques, ARPA
history and development, display characteristics, limitations and
errors, use of all ARPA features, and the application of ARPA as it
applies to the Navigation Rules.

COLPAC 37 Automatic Radar Plotting Aids or ARPA ($600)
  • Includes a free radar renewal upon request.

This 4-day class will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR part 11 for
ARPA training; and the National Assessment Guidelines of NVIC 12-
14 for the OICNW ARPA TASKS. Subjects include a review of rapid
radar plotting techniques, ARPA history and development, display
characteristics, limitations and errors, use of all ARPA features, and
the application of ARPA as it applies to the Navigation Rules.

COLPAC 402 Radar Recertification ($250)

This one-day class will satisfy the requirements for renewal of any
Radar observer endorsement; Unlimited or Rivers. Subjects include a
review of rapid radar plotting techniques to determine risk of collision,
contact true course and speed, and action to avoid collision.


Radar School Schedule

Radar classes are available as shown on the schedule.
  • Radar Renewal call for scheduling.
  • Radar Observer Unlimited (Shown in green)
  • Combined Radar Observer & ARPA (Green + Pink)
  • ARPA (Shown in blue)
  • RED indicates the school is closed.
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Columbia Pacific Maritime INC
10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216

We are located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.


Phone: (503) 841-6066

Email Questions to:

Class & Scheduling: info@columbiapacificmaritime.com

Radar, ARPA, AB: john@columbiapacificmaritime.com

OUPV, Master, Mate: dennis@columbiapacificmaritime.com

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