Safe Navigation in Confined Waters - Online Training Course

Safe Navigation in Confined Waters

Course Description

One of the most vital safety aspects while navigating the vessel is your ability to identify the dangerous areas accurately. Subsequently, you must be able to properly execute the voyage and stay well clear of such high-risk areas. Your ability to carry out these tasks is paramount in ensuring the safety of the vessel and the crew.

“Safe Navigation in Confined Waters” was developed with the guidance of Professor Capt. Ralph Becker-Heins and based on thorough research by experienced nautical authors. In a combined effort, we have selected the most critical elements of this subject to offer you the means of acquiring and refreshing your knowledge for safe navigation in confined waters.

Course Objectives

“Safe Navigation in Confined Waters” course includes various possible scenarios which aim to improve the preparation work of the navigator and eventually reduce any potential risks which may occur before going on board.

This course is ideal for

• Cadets – who wish to connect their theoretical knowledge with real-life scenarios
• Officers – who want to refresh what they learn when they acquired their CoC
• Masters – who want to have a fresh view on modern techniques of navigation in confined waters


Basic nautical knowledge is the only prerequisite for this course. We strongly recommend completing the course Mastering Daily Navigation to have a complete overview of this topic.


Module 1: Basics of Passage Planning 
• Tidal Information
• No-Go Areas
• Clearing Lines
• Leading Lights

Module 2: Digital Passage Planning
• Passage Planning Preparation
• ECDIS VS Paper Chart
• Turn Radius

Module 3: Confined Water Pilotage
• ECDIS Predictor Function
• Parallel Index Lines
• Anchoring and Anchor Watch using ECDIS

Course Details

  • Certificate Validity: Indefinite
  • Course Language: English
  • Course Duration: Approx. 1hr 15 min
  • Course Access: 3 months
  • Price incl. VAT: 69,60 €