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.