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ECDIS - Electronic Chart Display And Information System (IMO Model Course 1.27) [D. G. Approved]

D.G. Approved Course Conducted on TRANSAS NS-4000 ECDIS Simulator

Entry Criteria:     12 months Seatime as Deck Cadet with minimum of 06 months Bridge Watchkeeping

Course Schedule:  

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Course Duration:     5 Days

Course Description

This 40 hours generic ECDIS course is run as per the guidelines of IMO Model course 1.27 (revised in 2012) and gives the officers knowledge and practice on the operational use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) equipment in accordance with the requirements of the STCW convention - 78 as amended in 2010.

Contents of the Course

  • Legal requirements for the carriage of ECDIS and for the carriage of back up systems.
  • Structure of ECDIS and the ENC.
  • Performance standards for ECDIS (IMO Resolution 817 (19), including revised performance standards for ECDIS MSC 232 (82) adopted on 5/12/2006
  • Revision of SOLAS Chapter V.
  • Setting of ECDIS and back-up ECDIS
  • Principal Type  of Electronic Charts - a) Vectorised, b) Raster, c) S57 Vectorised
  • Formats used for the Database S57 / S52
  • Description of the projections used for ENC
  • ECDIS as the focal component of an Integrated Navigation System
  • Raster Charts - Limitations and comparisons
  • Updating ENC and methods used - a) Automatic Loading, b) Semi-automatic, c) Manual corrections.
  • Possible errors in displayed data.
  • Input sensors to ECDIS.
  • Radar and ARPA interface and overlay.
  • AIS targets display and information
  • Passage planning and logbook function
  • SAR operation
  • Additional Database Information-such as tidal streams, true wind and weather overlay.
  • Recording and playback of voyages performed on ECDIS.
  • Dangers of over-reliance on electronic systems. 

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.

- 2 passport size photographs,
- Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.

Additionally From CoC Holders :

- CoC Copy

Additionally From Non-CoC Holders :

- ROC Certificate Copy
- ARPA Certificate Copy
Sea-time for minimum 6 months
(letter from company or CDC copy showing the seatime)

- Bridge Watchkeeping certificate for minimum 3 months.
(Cadet Record Book)