Chart Navigation is Week B of the Deck Officer course cycle. The week covers working with buoyage and aids to navigation, piloting, instruments, tides, currents, chart projections, publications, compass error and magnetism. The week is required for Deck Officers taking approved courses. It is also part of the Deck License Preparation Course and the first of the two weeks of the STCW Terrestrial Navigation Course.
Textbooks and charts are supplied. Mariners need to bring their own plotting gear and calculator.