Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) is a comprehensive course that provides professional mariners with the knowledge, skills, and practical training to operate commercial marine ECDIS units safely and effectively.
Practical exercises on the TRANSAS 5000 simulator, case studies and PowerPoint presentations prepare the mariner for the final assessments.
Specific emphasis is placed on:
• Basic navigation functions and settings
• Passage planning and monitoring
• Determining position with ECDIS
• Knowledge of operating principles, limitations, methods of corrections
Training in safe navigation using Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) is now a requirement in the STCW-2010 Manila Amendments for all mates and masters standing watch on vessel fitted with ECDIS.
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