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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Navigation Technology, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures for intermediate navigation technology.

2.) Analyze federal boating laws and regulations, including registration related to marine navigation.

•  Comparing federal and state jurisdiction
•  Demonstrating knowledge of boundary lines
3.) Explain rules of navigation pertaining to light and day shapes, right of way, and whistle signals.

4.) Differentiate between privileged and burdened vessels.

5.) Explain common types of distress signals related to navigation.

6.) Describe the buoyage system of the United States.

Examples: describing buoy light characteristics, identifying fog signals

7.) Identify lights and light ships, including light sector, range lights, ranges of visibility, geographic range, and luminous range.

8.) Interpret charts, including metric charts and feet and fathom charts, soundings, and landmarks.

•  Utilizing plotting basics, including tools, time, speed, and distance
9.) Determine the role of the International Association of Lighthouse Authority in the maritime industry, including aids to navigation, colors, heights, conversion scales, traffic separation schemes, correction data, notes, and terms.

10.) Explain fundamentals of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation, including accuracy and all weather capabilities.

•  Demonstrating proper use of the GPS unit, including seating waypoints, return path, and autopilot
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