The ECDIS Course is approved by both the USCG, the MCA, and the Marshall Islands and is recognized by many maritime administrations to comply with the IMO requirements to complete a 40 hour generic ECDIS course.
The 5 day EDCIS course is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to fully utilize ECDIS. The course incorporates the new MPT ECDIS equipment laboratory simulators. The ECDIS uses TRANSAS Software and meets IMO performance standards.
This course satisfies the following STCW Code as amended, including the 2010 amendments, training requirements
Any applicant who has successfully completed your Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) (MARTPT-179) course will satisfy:
Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
Prior to taking this course, mariners should be experienced in coastal navigation and be familiar with navigational computer operations. Mariners will benefit from prior experience in collision avoidance on ARPA and Radar (strongly recommended), Ship Handling, Bridge Resource Management are helpful as well.