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DUI 102E - Introduction to Navigation

Course Objectives

1. To teach necessary basic knowledge of terrestrial navigation.
2. To give knowledge of navigational terms
3. To give capability of understanding nautical publications.

Course Description

Definition of navigation. Equipment used for navigation. Units used in maritime. Directions, course, distance and speed. Kinds of positions, methods of finding position and fixing the position on chart. Magnetic field of Earth, variation and deviation. Magnetic compass correction and adjustment. Notice to mariners and chart correction. Usage of chart catalogue and nautical publications. Lights and fog signals. Buoy systems.

Course Coordinator
Orhan Gönel
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