Course intends to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDlS 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 ECDlS in a variety of underway contexts. 

The course is designed to meet the STCW requirements in the use of ECDIS, as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to Tables A-Il/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3, and also to revised guidelines pertaining to training and assessment in the operational use of ECDlS in Table B-l (paragraphs 36 through 66), assessment in navigational watchkeeping, and evaluation of competence, both in Table B-ll.

It should be understood that this is a generic course which requires a structured and complementary on-board ship specific ECDlS familiarisation for each shipboard ECDlS system on which the navigating officer serves.

Entry standards: It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course have accomplished some formal instruction in Terrestrial Navigation, have at minimum some familiarization with visual navigation, have accomplished a period of supervised bridge watch-keeping duties, and have prior completion of basic Radar ARPA (MC 1.07). Trainees should also have considerable familiarization with personal computing operating systems, keyboards and mice or trackballs.

Duration: 40 hours, 5 days 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Certification: Documentary evidence should be issued to those who have successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has completed training in the navigational use and operation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) based on course: participant get generic certificate and Transas ECDIS (type specific certificate). Candidates will receive STCW 2010 approved certificates issues by The Slovenian Maritime Administration, valid unlimited.

Cost: 555 € Exam at Slovene maritime administration 45 € not included.