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This course is designed to meet the STCW requirements in the use of ECDIS, as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specially as these apply to Tables A-II/I, 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.  It takes into account the recommendations prescribed in the ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27, 2012 Edition.

After the training, the  participants shall be able to:

  • demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS navigation and electronic charts to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer as defined by STCW Code, as amended. This knowledge, skill and understanding should include Column 1 ECDIS competencies of Tables A-II, but is not limited to:
  • knowledge of the capability and limitations of ECDIS operations and all indicated subtopics;
  • proficiency in operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECDIS and all indicated subtopics;
  • management of operational procedures, system files and data and all indicated subtopics.

Course overview:

This generic training on Operational Use on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) intends to provide knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts as an aid to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS.

Target group: Deck Officers, Deck Cadets

Duration:5 Days. The course is a full 5 days programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Refresher Course Duration: 3 Days. The course is a full 3 days programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Course will start at 0900 every day. Two coffee breaks. Please arrive in good time for your training course and allow an extra 10 minutes for check-in on the first day. Late arrival will cause inconvenience for others.

KMSTC, (Kherson State Maritime Academy – 20, Ushakova av. Kherson, Ukraine) Delegates will be registered in the academy hall.

Drug and alcohol policy:
Alcohol cannot be consumed on KMSTC premises. In the opinion of management, if a participant is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, then management shall remove that person from KMSTC premises. Notification to the person’s employer may be made if the employer paid for the course.

Items to Bring:
Form of Valid Government Issued identification, with photograph (passport / driving License / Government Card etc), copy of Radar Observation and Plotting certificate.

Special Requirements:
Please inform us if you require any special requirements for your training with us here at KMSTC, for example (physical, religious, dietary requirements) we will assist where necessary.
You may do so by contacting KMSTC by email, phone or calling in prior to training, your requests will be treated in confidence.

Participants will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities by our qualified facilitators.

Complaints and Appeals:
All trainees who find themselves deemed ”Not Yet Competent” have the right to appeal that decision. All appeals shall be directed, in writing, to the Administrator who will support your appeal process. Where participants believe that they have been treated unfairly, unruly or unjust by any member of staff whilst attending a KMSTC run course, or whilst having contact with KMSTC, they should exoress their concerns in writing with assistance from the administrator.

Cancellations and refunds:
KMSTC will safeguard fees paid by customers in advance. Customers who have paid in advance for training will be entitled to a full refund in the event of withdrawing five working days prior to training.

Approved by Ukraine Administration.