Navigation Calculations: Plane and Parallel Sailings Calculations

Oro Maritime 19 minutes

This course introduces the Parallel and Plane Sailings which are common navigational calculations for determining courses and distances for passage planning & rendezvous. These are short-distance calculations for runs of less than 600 Nautical Miles, or directly East / West along a single line of latitude.

This lesson will give an introduction and explanation of Parallel and Plane Sailing to give an understanding of how & when to use them. There is an example of each sailing calculation that will aid in your understanding. There will be a final quiz to test what you will learn in this lesson.



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Oro Maritime

Oro Marine is a Maritime Training Consultancy firm, specialising in academic education and training courses. With over 20 years in the industry; experience at a host of ranks and sailing on container, tanker, passenger, and government vessels, we have seen much of the seagoing industry. Add to that experience ashore in dry-docks, teaching in merchant navy colleges, and working on SMS and procedure updates post-MLC, we are able to bring a wealth of experience to your studies.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 19 minutes
  5. Intended for: Working Deck Officers and Cadets studying navigation
  6. Reference: Based on parts of principles of navigation.