Training course

ECDIS

ECDIS (ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY & INFORMATION SYSTEM)

Who

Officers in charge of bridge watchkeeping on commercial ships or large yachts, fitted with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

Required Background

Knowledge of nautical science, i.e. navigation techniques and systems

Objective

General knowledge and operational use of ECDIS

Duration

40 hours / 5 days

participants

Minimum 5 / Maximum 8

Reference

Decree dated 27 July 2012 related to the mandatory training on board the vessels equipped with an ECDIS
Annex I to the decree dated 27 July 2012
Model Course 1.27 of the IMO
Code STCW tables A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3, Section A-VII/2 (part 4)

Program

Theoretical training:
– Presentation of the different electronic charts
– Main ECDIS types and display characteristics
– Risks from an overreliance on ECDIS
– Risks and limits of an ECDIS within an integrated bridge system
– Factors having an impact on the performance and precision of the system
– Review of accident case studies related to lack of skills when using the ECDIS

Practical training:
– Setting and adaptation of the display
– Data display
– Passage planning
– Route monitoring
– Alarms monitoring
– Recording and management of the voyage’s data (log book)
– Correction of official data (updating)
– Practical use of an ECDIS when connected to a radar/ ARPA
– Practical use of an ECDIS when connected to an AIS
– System functioning trials (navigation in open, confined waters and TSS, anchorage, deteriorated mode, uses of the RADAR and ARPA functions of the ECDIS).

LOCATION

Le Havre, Nantes and Marseille Campuses

Trainers

ENSM professors

End of course assessment

Yes

Accreditation with issuance of an STCW certificate

Yes

Satisfaction

Review by students trained at the French Maritime Academy (ENSM) indicates 87% of trainees were satisfied. 

rate OF ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE/STATEMENT

Issuance of certificate / statement for this training is 100%

fees

1 350€

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