ECDIS Generic 1.27 Course – 5 Days – MCA Approved

17/07/2017 @ 9:00 am – 21/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Atlantic House
3600 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AN
Robyn Harrigan
+44 (0) 1489 559 677
ECDIS Generic 1.27 Course - 5 Days - MCA Approved @ ECDIS Ltd | Whiteley | England | United Kingdom

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.

The aims of the training are to equip the candidate with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to keep a safe navigational watch using electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS), interfaced with other onboard equipment to maintain safety of navigation.

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 Topics

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

The course is split between presentations to build the foundation of knowledge and practical exercises on actual ECDIS equipment to cement understanding. We hold a wide range of different manufacturers’ equipment in our facility including Transas Navi-Sailor 4000, JRC Jan 2000, OSI ECPINS and Sperry Marine Vision Master FT.