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ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display Information System) (ECDIS-OIC)

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5 Days

Training Method

Lecture and Practical Demonstration


Blind Bridge and Desktop Simulator


Transas NaviSailor

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Course Description

This Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) course (MITPMI-179) is for those individuals that are working on their OICNW license. This USCG approved ECDIS course, meets the STCW 2010 requirements and is the same as our ECDIS course but moves at a slower pace and ensures the basic terminology is understood by all attendees.

The five 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 live marine ECDIS equipment, networked with interactive blind bridge simulators. The ECDIS used is the Transas Marine NaviSailor software and meets IMO performance standards.

This course satisfies the following STCW Code as amended, including the 2010 amendments, training requirements

  • Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code
  • Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code

Pre-requisites-Prior to taking this course, mariners must be certified in coastal navigation and basic piloting and be skilled in intermediate computer operations. Mariners will benefit from prior experience in collision avoidance on ARPA and Radar (strongly recommended), Ship Handling, Bridge Resource Management, and Chart Portfolio Management.

What You Will Learn

  • Use, Installation and Correction of Electronic Charts
  • Validity of Sensor Data (including radar overlay)
  • Potential Errors of Interpretation
  • Selecting Operation Settings and Alarms for Route Monitoring
  • Navigational Calculations
  • Route Planning and Scheduling
  • Accessing Ship’s Log and Data Playback Functions
  • ARPA, AIS and Trial Maneuver Functions

What You Should Bring

  • Scientific Calculator

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"Captain James Casper’s Pilot Preparation course is simply the best and most informative class I have been able to find to help me prepare for the Puget Sound Pilots exam of 2012.  Jim is an experienced captain with the Washington State Ferry System, an experienced pilot who has gone through the Puget Sound Pilot training and has put together a course that is not offered to this depth anywhere else.Jim is currently a teacher at the Pacific Maritime Institute that offers many courses including ARPA, ECDIS, Bridge Resource Management and so on.Jim’s teaching style is very calm, detailed and friendly and he will make sure that you understand everything that is being offered. "