Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
- Course Type:
- Training School:
- Warsash Maritime Academy
- Warsash, Southampton, United Kingdom
- 5 days
The aim of the course is to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other interested personnel in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS. The course meets the guidance of IMO Model Course 1.27, the operational use of ECDIS, for generic ECDIS training and is also approved by Transas for type specific training on the Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS.
Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27) and Transas Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS equipment training.
Training takes place over five days in the ECDIS training suite at the Warsash campus. It follows the recommendations of IMO Model Course 1.27 and concentrates on the safe and efficient use of ECDIS at sea in a variety of conditions, from ocean passages to pilotages.
The essential legal and theoretical background to the use and carriage of ECDIS is covered in sufficient detail to allow the student to use ECDIS correctly and safely.
Practical exercises using the desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to emergency situations and use reversionary modes including loss of GPS signal.
This course now includes unlimited access to an online module containing course notes, revision quizzes and lots of other useful information. When you book a place on the ECDIS course, you will be sent access details for the full version of the online module.
STCW 2010 Manila Amendments
The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements:
All deck officers (including yacht officers) applying for a new or revalidating a UK Certificate of Competency, are required to include an ECDIS certificate with their application. If an ECDIS certificate is not included with an application, the CoC will have the following limitation: "From 1 January 2017, this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS",
The Master and all deck officers of UK Flagged vessels (including yachts) which have ECDIS as their primary means of navigation are required to have completed both generic and equipment specific ECDIS training. (see also MIN 503).
Other flag states have similar requirements, you are advised to check with them directly if you are unsure.