Navigation becomes more demanding when your ship is near land or in
restricted waters where there is an immediate danger of possible
grounding. Piloting is the process of safely directing the movement of a
vessel from one point to another involving frequent or continuous
determination of a ships position relative to geographical points, to a
high order of accuracy.
List the three types of navigational observances used to determine a
ships position in piloting.
Match the following navigation terms with their meanings:
a. true bearings
i. estimated position
b. relative bearing
g. set & drift
d. speed of advance
h. line of position
e. course over ground
j. running fix
List the procedures for obtaining visual bearings and radar ranges.
State the best objects and proper order to obtain visual bearings and
Convert relative bearings to true bearings.
List the procedures for plotting a visual fix and a radar fix.
List the procedures to set up and plot visual bearings with a PMP.
List the methods used to compensate for gyro error on a PMP.
State how to obtain a bearing and range from radar.
Make proper entries in the Standard Navy Bearing Book.
State the OPNAV instruction that regulates how to maintain a
Identify the general requirements for LOPS when maintaining a