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Advanced Marine Radar

Brent Alley

Online Zoom

01 Apr 2023 0930h - 1200h to 02 Apr 2023 0930h - 1200h

Members $80 / Non-Members $95

Brent Alley, VI Education Watchkeeper

The Advanced Marine Radar seminar is offered on ZOOM for those who have taken Basic Marine Radar with Kevin Monahan and wish to increase their practical and technological knowledge. The Basic Marine Radar seminar is a pre-requisite for this course.

Purpose & Benefits

This seminar style course will focus on:

  • Advanced collision avoidance techniques and radar plotting
  • Vectors and their use in collision avoidance
  • The use of ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) for collision avoidance
  • Advanced navigation techniques, especially for navigation in remote areas where electronic charts are not dependable
  • The strengths and weaknesses of modern solid-state radar, Doppler radar and broadband radar

When:     Saturday, April 1, 0930-1200, and Sunday, April 2, 0930-1200

Format:  Online Zoom seminar with extensive visuals and simulations



Kevin Monahan is a retired Canadian Coast Guard officer with more than 20 years experience navigating the British Columbia coast as a patrol vessel captain.  He has also worked on fishing boats, ferries and coastal transports.  Kevin was Superintendent of the Canadian Coast Guard’s office of Boating Safety (Pacific Region) from 2001 to 2005 before joining Transport Canada Marine Safety National Headquarters.

Retiring from the public service in 2012, Kevin now splits his time between publishing (Ports and Passes, The Radar Book, etc.) and teaching nautical subjects to commercial and recreational mariners.

In 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Please note:

  • Registration fee does not include The Radar Book.
  • For couples’ registration, it is expected that the partner will use the same computer or device
  • To obtain member pricing, please login to your BCA account before signing up for the course.
For More Information and to Register – Click Here


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