Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

The aim of the course is to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other interested personnel in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS. The course meets the guidance of IMO Model Course 1.27, the operational use of ECDIS, for generic ECDIS training. It is also approved by Transas for type-specific training on the Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS.

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27).

If you require a certificate for Transas Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS equipment training, you can obtain this for an additional fee – further details will be provided during the course.

Training takes place over five days in the ECDIS training suite at the maritime simulation centre at our East Park Terrace campus. It follows the recommendataion of IMO Model Course 1.27 and and concentrates on the safe and efficient use of ECDIS at sea in a variety of conditions, from ocean passages to pilotages.

The essential legal and theoretical background to the use and carriage of ECDIS is covered in sufficient detail to allow students to use ECDIS correctly and safely.

Practical exercises using the desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to emergency situations and use reversionary modes, including loss of GPS signal.