ECDIS (to IMO model 1.27)

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Lowestoft Campus


5 Days


Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS)  is widely used on an increasing number of ships, both as a primary and secondary navigation system.
Proper training for navigators is vital if the safety benefits of ECDIS are to be truly realised. Knowing how to make proper use of electronic chart system is fundamental to safe navigation. This ECDIS course is approved by the MCA and its content based upon IMO model course 1.27.

The objective of the course is to ensure the proper use and operation of ECDIS thorough understanding its capabilities and limitations and will focus on the following topics:

  • Legal aspects and requirements
  • Main types of electronic charts
  • ECDIS data
  • Presentation of data
  • Sensors
  • Basic navigational functions
  • Special functions for route planning
  • Special functions for route monitoring
  • Updating
  • Additional navigational functions and indications
  • Errors in displayed data
  • Errors of interpretation
  • Status information, warnings and alarms
  • Voyage documentation
  • System integrity monitoring
  • ECDIS back-up
  • Dangers of over-reliance on ECDIS

Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions

Course dates:

  • call for dates

If none of the above dates are suitable please contact us as alternative arrangements for group bookings may be possible

How much will it cost?

£850 + VAT  (£1020.00 inc. VAT)


To book call +44(0)1502 525033, email
or download a booking form and return to the email address above

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Delegates are continually assessed during the course and will take and end of course assessment.

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