This ECDIS training film is not just for the Officer of the Watch, but is equally applicable to their shore-based colleagues.

The Primer is aimed at those with little knowledge of ECDIS, or those who are about to begin training (generic or type-specific).

The Reminder is for those that may have been working with ECDIS for some time, but not necessarily correctly. Or safely.

We discuss the basics of navigating and working with ECDIS:

  • The regulations (including the Manila Amendments to STCW code)
  • The technology – What is ECDIS? – What is an ENC? – What inputs are required?
  • Navigating with ECDIS
  • Bridge Procedures for ECDIS

Most importantly, the film stresses the potential danger to the OOW of blindly trusting ECDIS; “it’s a computer, it must be right!”.

We discuss the procedures necessary for safe navigation – continually confirming that “ECDIS is correct!”

  • The DVD also includes a series of five checklists and cards that crew can print for use onboard:
  • GNSS (GPS) failure checklist
  • ECDIS failure checklist
  • Watch handover checklist
  • Primary ECDIS management card
  • Secondary ECDIS management card

This film is an invaluable training resource whether you’re new to ECDIS or you already have experience of the technology. The message is the same:

“ECDIS training is about more than just knowing where the menus are; it’s about knowing where YOU are.”

DVD Details

Length: 27 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Greek, Hindi, (Brazilian) Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog.