Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS)

MCA - OOW yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 5 days
Training Centres
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Palma
  • Antibes
5 days
Upcoming Classes
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Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 ’Manila Amendments’ of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for ’generic’ training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed ’Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017’.

We provide this yacht training course in Fort Lauderdale, Palma & Antibes.

Duration details

40 hours



  • It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS
Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
03 September 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 Limited places
09 September 2019 Palma €1365 No place left
23 September 2019 Antibes €1365 Places available
07 October 2019 Antibes €1365 Limited places
14 October 2019 Palma €1365 No place left
21 October 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 Places available
11 November 2019 Antibes €1365 Places available
25 November 2019 Palma €1365 No place left
02 December 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 Places available
09 December 2019 Antibes €1365 Places available
27 January 2020 Palma €1365 Limited places
16 March 2020 Palma €1365 Places available