Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Zade, Guenther


This paper deals with the radar navigation syllabus in Algeria. Simulation, as an effective and useful tool for the training of mariners, is now used worldwide. Moreover, it covers several disciplines in maritime education and training, such as shiphandling, handling of liquid cargo, radar and navigation. The major causes for ships casualities are due to collisions and groundings, and training on the radar navigation simulator may help to reduce such casualities. One of my reasons for choosing this topic was to become intimately acquainted with the subject matter. As a teacher, I will need to devote much attention to this type of training. However, I would hope that this paper could also be used by young instructors wishing to familiarize themselves with this topic, or moreover, by any institution which may consider launching a similar course. This paper covers the equipment needed for such training, the education and training connected to the radar navigation simulator, and the relevant requirements, both national and international. This paper may appear to be restricted in scope, but this is due to the difficulties I experienced in collecting adequate material. The material I have collected, has come mainly from the World Maritime University (WMU) library, the technical lectures given by the visiting professors, and interviews with radar navigation simulator instructors during my field trips. Every maritime training institution should pay great attention to this course, not only for the benefit it can offer the trainee, in the way of practical experience, but also for its improvement -in the long term- of the safety of navigation. Contents 1. Introduction 1 2. Radar navigation