SYSTÈME DE VISUALISATION DES CARTES ÉLECTRONIQUES ET D’INFORMATION ECDIS
(ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY & INFORMATION SYSTEM)

Trainees

All officers in charge of the bridge watchkeeping of a merchant vessel or yacht commissioned with articles and fitted with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

Background

Knowledge of the navigational techniques and systems

Objective

Connaissance générale et utilisation opérationnelle de l’ECDIS

Duration

40 hours / 5 days

Nombre de stagiaires

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)

Programme

Theory training :
– Presentation of the different electronic charts
– Main ECDIS types and display characteristics
– Risks due to an overreliance on the ECDIS
– Risks and limits of the ECDIS within an integrated bridge system
– Factors having an impact on the performance and precision of the system
– Illustrations using case studies of accidents linked to insufficient 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 the 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).

Venue

Le Havre, Nantes and Marseille

Trainers

ENSM teachers

End of course assessment

Yes

Accreditation leading to the delivery of an STCW certificate

Yes

Satisfaction

Asked about their training at the French Maritime Academy (ENSM), the trainees were satisfied at 87%.

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