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Course Title: OPERATIONAL USE OF ECDIS - STCW

Duration: 4 Days (24 hours)

IMO MODEL COURSE 1.27 (2012 Edition)
ACCREDITED BY: DEPARTMENT OF SHIPPING, BANGLADESH

This course intends to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. The course emphasizes both the application and learning of ECDIS in a variety of underway contexts. The course is designed to meet the STCW requirements on the use of ECDIS, as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to Tables A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3 and also to revised guidelines pertaining to training and assessment in the operational use of ECDIS in Table B-I (paragraphs 36 through 66), assessment in navigational watchkeeping and evaluation, of competence, both in Table B-II.

COURSE AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

Those who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge skill and understanding of ECDIS navigation and electronic charts to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer defined by STCW Code, as amended. This knowledge, and skill and understanding should include Column 1 ECDIS competencies of Tables A-II/1, A-II/2, and A-II/3, but is not limited to:

In particular, there will be:
  • Proficiency in operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECDIS, and all indicated sub-topics
  • Elements of ECDIS
  • ECDIS Route Planning and Monitoring
  • ECDIS Responsibility & Assessment

COVERAGE / PROGRAM FOCUS:

Instructions and simulation activities deal with the the following subject & training areas:
  • Elements of ECDIS
  • Watchkeeping with ECDIS
  • ECDIS Route Planning and Monitoring
  • ECDIS Targets, Charts & System
  • ECDIS Responsibility & Assessment

ENTRY REQUIREMENT / TARGET GROUP:

Entry to this course is open both for candidates for certification as officers in charge of navigational watch and for experienced deck officers.

COURSE CERTIFICATE:

A Certificate of Completion is given to each candidate who satisfactorily fulfills the Course. Certificate of Proficiency is issued by the Department of Shipping on completion of an oral test.