Electronics Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Electronics Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Course Summary:

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. This is achieved through sophisticated navigation simulation that provides each trainee with unrestrained access to own ship operations integrated with a complete type-approved ECDIS with numerous chart formats

Course Length:

4 Days (35 Hours)

Class Size:

6 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$950

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Details:

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) (CMTIVA-179) course will satisfy:
⦁ The ECDIS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vii), 11.307(a)(3)(vii), 11.309(a)(4)(xvi), 11.311(a)(3)(vii), 11.313(a)(3)(vii), 11.315(a)(3)(iv), 11.317 (a)(3)(v), 11.319(a)(4)(x), and 11.321(a)(3)(v); AND
⦁ The ECDIS standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(a)(3) and 11.319(a)(3); STCW Code Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 12-14(Ch-4) and 02-18(Ch-1) Tasks 4.1
and 4.2; AND
⦁ The ECDIS standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.305(a)(2), 11.307(a)(2), 11.311(a)(2), 11.313(a)(2), and 11.315(a)(2); STCW Code Section A-II/2 and Table AII/2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 10-14(Ch-3), 11-14(Ch-3), and 03-18(Ch-1) Tasks 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7;
AND
⦁ The ECDIS standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.317(a)(2) and 11.321(a) (2); STCW Code Section A-II/3 and Table A-II/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 13-14(Ch-3) Task 1.7.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

This course is designed for mariners employed on vessels equipped with modern ECDIS navigation systems but contains valuable information and practical exercises for those who have simple ECD only systems. The course is also of value to individuals who require a knowledge of electronic navigation and charting procedures.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Elements of ECDIS
  • Set up
  • System control
  • Manual updating
  • Route management
  • Radar and target information
  • Obtaining information
  • ECDIS systems
  • Simulation exercises

Examination:

One 20 question examination requiring a passing score of 70% will be administered and administration of assessment.

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