Generic ECDIS - MCA approved

Generic ECDIS - MCA approved


Scope (Target audience) : The course is based on the MNTB and IMO 1.27 Model. Course and has been designed for officers in charge of a navigational watch, for experienced officers and other persons with navigational responsibilities.


Objective : 

The ECDIS trainee should be able to:

Operate the ECDIS equipment, use the navigational functions of ECDIS, select and assess all relevant information and take proper action in the case of a malfunction.

State the potential errors of displayed data and the usual errors of interpretation.

Explain why ECDIS should not be relied upon as the sole reliable aid to navigation.

On successful completion of the course, a candidate will have demonstrated the ability to:

Use the Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation and explain the principles of operation of electronic chart systems.

Use ECDIS as an integral part of effective bridge resource management, in open and confined waters, in planning and conducting a passage, in responding to navigational emergencies, and in manoeuvring the ship and maintaining a safe navigational watch.


Course content : 

Concept and Capability
Principal Types of Electronic Chart
Legal Aspects
Presentation of Data
Chart Updating
Route Planning
Route Monitoring
Back-up Systems
Errors and Alarms
Risk of Over Reliance on ECDIS
Voyage Data Recording


Duration:  5days


Course registration requirements:

Identification card or passport

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate Generic ECDIS.


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