University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Navigation Seminar - Wrangell Narrows

GroupNavigation Seminar
Code and NumberVTEC - 032
DescriptionThis short seminar will focus on the safe and efficient navigation of the Wrangell Narrows by small ships, ferries and yachts.  Captain Bill Hopkins, the instructor, is the author of the definitive book "The Wrangell Narrows" which details best practices in navigating this challenging waterway.  Using the UAS ship simulator lab, Captain Hopkins will conn a vessel through the Narrows, discussing each course, waypoint and point of navigational interest and giving tips regarding piloting in various weather conditions and currents.

Scheduled

LocationUAS Ketchikan, 600 Stedman Street, Room R-118
Fee$TBA
InstructorCaptain Bill Hopkins
DatesLook for a class in May 2015
Days and Times0800-1200 Students who desire additional practice time may rent the simulator for $85/hr following the seminar.