Training Day

 The crew in training on course and heading in a direct 125 degrees True North to our destination.

The crew in training on course and heading in a direct 125 degrees True North to our destination.

Our first objective on the simulator was to run a steady course using the plots we drew on our chart. We got a chart and the Capt asked us to plot a course from point A to point B. During the past week we were learning all the skills we would need to complete this task. We learned how to calculate ETA, distance, and speed. Once we had our chart drawn up we were up to the true task and that was to stay on that waypoint line. Every 10 minutes we did a position fix and my crew and I stayed on track. After about a hour we came to the correct point without any problems. We were one minute of our ETA. This was a really good start for just starting on chart plotting.

JuniorVessel OpsSteve Reiss