Stcw electronic chart display information system (ecdis) generic and transas type specific - imo

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The course is based on IMO model course 1.27 and provides the knowledge and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts as well as the skills needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. The course meets the STCW requirements as per Tables A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3, Table B-I (paragraphs 36 through 66) and Table B-II. The course is conducted on TRANSAS ECDIS Navi-Sailor 4000 and fulfils the requirements of a TRANSAS type specific course. Successful participants will obtain 2 certificates: A generic ECDIS certificate and a type specific TRANSAS ECDIS Navi-Sailor 4000. For courses conducted at Maersk Training in Rio Participants will also get a DPC 1034 certificate issued by the Brazilian Navy (EPOE).


Course Content The course consists of theoretical sessions and sailing exercises using a simulator where theory is applied in practice on Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS and Chart Assistant Utility. It covers the following topics:
  • Definitions, rules and regulations
  • Initial settings and safety parameters
  • Faults and alarms
  • Route planning and monitoring
  • Working with electronic charts
  • Sensor inputs
  • Playback system
  • Maintenance and update
  • Utility programmes
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All Navigational Officers who have completed basic Radar/ARPA.

Course Objectives At the end of the course the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the contents of the IMO Performance Standard
  • Explain the difference between a ECS system and a ECDIS system
  • Explain minimum requirements of ECDIS interfaces
  • Explain minimum requirements of ECDIS backup system
  • Explain ECDIS limitations
  • Maintain the ECDIS equipment according to manufacturer’s description
  • Do a correct start-up and set-up safety parameters
  • Update chart by use of chart manager
  • Make a route planning and validate the route for anti-grounding and special areas alarm
  • Analyse and act on given alarms during route planning and under normal sailing conditions
  • Differentiate between electronic charts and explain strengths and weaknesses of the different charts
  • Sort out and display relevant information with regards to the specific chart and area
  • Use the ECDIS system together with other integrated navigational instruments as backup and control

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