IMO Model Course 1.27 - Operational Use of ECDIS


    This course equips participants with the necessary competency to safely operate the ECDIS system. Course participants understand the data functions, capabilities and limitations of the system.


    Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Navigating Officer or at least have a minimum sea service of 6 months as deck cadet.


    • Legal Aspects and Requirements

    • Principal Types of Electronic Charts

    • ECDIS Data

    • Presentation of ECDIS Data

    • Sensors

    • Basic Navigational Functions and Settings

    • Specific Functions for Route Planning

    • Specific Functions for Route Monitoring

    • Updating of Electronic Charts

    • Display & Function of Other Navigational Equipment

    • Errors in Displayed Data

    • Errors of Interpretation

    • Status Indications, Indicators and Alarms

    • Documentation

    • Integrity Monitoring

    • Back Up

    • Risk of Over - reliance on ECDIS

Course Duration:

40 hours
  • Assessment
    • Practical
    • Written

Payment Mode:

Cheque, Cash, PayNow and Telegraphic Transfer

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